Michel Brault

Director of photography, Director
Principle figure of Quebecois cinema who established himself as a leading cinema verite cinematographer and director in the late 1950s. Brault is noted for his acclaimed collaborations with Jean Rouch (who called him ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1928 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (26)

Festival Panafricain d'Alger 2014 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Un Pays sans bon sens, ou Wake up, mes bons amis!!! 2014 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Hello Actors Studio 1988 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

La Grenouille et la baleine 1988 (Movie)

cinematography(Florida) (Cinematographer)

Salut Victor! 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Half a Lifetime 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Half a Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Great Land of Small 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Threshold 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La quarantaine 1981 (Movie)

(Camera)

Mourir a Tue-Tete 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

15-Nov 1977 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Jules le magnifique 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

La Tete de Normande St.-Onge 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Temps de l'avant 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Les Ordres 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Kamouraska 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Eliza's Horoscope 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Temps d'Une Chasse 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Eldridge Cleaver 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Faut Aller Parmi le Monde pour l'Savior 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

L' Acadie, l'Acadie 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Mon Oncle Antoine 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Dead Man Out (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Louisiana (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (7)

The Long Winter 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

My Friend Max 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

A Paper Wedding 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Montreal Vu Par... 1990 (Movie)

("La Derniere Partie") (Director)

Les Ordres 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Acadie, l'Acadie 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

Quand je serai parti...vous vivrez encore 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Long Winter 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Montreal Vu Par... 1990 (Movie)

("La Derniere Partie") (Screenplay)

Les Ordres 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Erreur sur la personne 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Le Lys casse 1986 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Principle figure of Quebecois cinema who established himself as a leading cinema verite cinematographer and director in the late 1950s. Brault is noted for his acclaimed collaborations with Jean Rouch (who called him the "greatest cameraman in the world") and countryman Claude Jutra.

EDUCATION

University of Montreal

Montreal , Quebec

College de St Jean

St Jean , Quebec

Milestones

1964

Directed "Genevieve" segment of feature, "La fleur de l'age ou les adolescentes"

1963

First feature-length film as co-writer, co-director of photography and co-director (with Pierre Perrault), "Pour la suite du monde/The Moontrap"

1956

Joined National Film Board as director of photography

1956

First credit as director of photography, Claude Jutra's short "Pierrot des bois"

1950

During summer vacation worked as cameraman for National Film Board of Canada

Made two amateur short films with Claude Jutra: "Le dement du lac Jean Jeune" (1947) and "Movement Perpetuel" (1949)

Co-photographed and co-directed four short films

Worked in TV

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