CLAUDE JUTRA Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Claude Jutra                                                               
Born: 11 March 1930                                                             
Died: 5 November 1986                                                           
Claude Jutra (March 11, 1930 - November 5, 1986) was a Quebec actor, film       
director and writer. The Prix Jutra are named in his honor because of his       
importance in Quebec cinema history.                                             
Claude Jutra was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied to be a doctor before     
turning to his first love, the cinema. In 1954 he went to work at the National   
Film Board of Canada where he trained in all facets of filmmaking. In 1958 he   
went to France to work with François Truffaut and Jean Rouch.                   
With financing and production provided by the National Film Board of Canada,     
Jutra co-wrote and directed the acclaimed 1971 film Mon oncle Antoine.           
In 1984, he was awarded the Prix Albert-Tessier, given to individuals for an     
outstanding career in Québec cinema.                                           
Jutra was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the early 1980s and died of an   
apparent suicide in 1986.