Falardeau at the 84th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
|Hull, Quebec, Canada|
Philippe Falardeau is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.His first feature film, La Moitié gauche du frigo (2000) won "Best Canadian First Feature" at the Toronto International Film Festival and a Best Screenplay nomination at the Quebec-based Jutra Awards. Falardeau also received the Claude Jutra Award at the Canadian Genies in 2001 for this film. Falardeau's Congorama won him a Genie Award in 2007 for Best Original Screenplay. His 2011 film Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.