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Catherine Martin




Catherine Martin (b. 1958, Hull, Québec) studied visual arts and went on to take courses in film and photography at Concordia University in Montreal. She began as a film editor. Her film African Nights (Nuits d’Afrique, 1990) won her Best Medium-Length Film from L’Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma (AQCC). Her documentary film Océan (2002) was selected for the international competition at the Nyon festival. Her feature debut Marriages (2001) won Best Screenplay at the Montreal IFF; it was also voted Quebecois Film of the Year and was screened at the 52nd Berlinale. Two of her films from 2006 were also shown at Berlin: the drama In the Cities (Dans les villes) and the documentary The Spirit of Places (L’esprit des lieux). Other films by this director have also been screened and awarded at numerous film festivals, including Toronto, Shanghai and Oberhausen. —KVIFF 


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