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Philippe Falardeau, (born February 1, 1968 in Hull, Quebec) is one of Canada’s most successful and acclaimed contemporary filmmakers. His earlier works includes a number of award-winning films such as La Moitié gauche du frigo (2000), Congorama (Directors Fortnight, Cannes, 2006) 

His international breakout film Monsieur Lazhar (2011) earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. In 2008, C’est pas moi, je le jure! (It’s not me, I Swear) won two awards in the Generation section of the 2009 Berlinale edition. In 2020, he was back in Berlin with his feature, My Salinger Year (2020), starring Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver, which opened the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. Festival. 

Just a few years earlier, in 2014 he directed The Good Lie (2014), starring Reese Witherspoon. In 2015 he wrote and directed My Internship in Canada, selected by the Toronto Film Festival for its Canada’s top Ten screening series and finally Chuck (2017), featuring Liev Schreiber, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2023, he premiered the four-part documentary series Lac-Mégantic: This Is Not an Accident, about the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster of 2013. It was the winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award at the 2023 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. He is currently working on the film adaptation of Alain Farah's novel Mille secrets, mille dangers.