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Louise Archambault is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her films Familia, which won the Claude Jutra Award in 2005,[1] and Gabrielle, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture in 2014.

Louise Archambault
Director Louise Archambault at MIFF.jpg
Archambault at the Miami International Film Festival
Occupationfilm director
Years active2000s-present
Notable work
Familia, Gabrielle

She has directed numerous short films, including Atomic Sake, Lock, Petite Mort and Kluane. Her most recent film Gabrielle was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival,[2] and won two Canadian Screen Awards at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards, for Best Picture and Best Actress for star Gabrielle Marion-Rivard.[3]

Her third feature film And the Birds Rained Down, an adaptation of Jocelyne Saucier's novel Il pleuvait des oiseaux, is slated for release in 2019.[4]

She is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal (BFA 93, MFA 00).[5]


  1. ^ Claude Jutra Award Archived 2011-06-07 at the Wayback Machine entry at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "Gabrielle". TIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "'Orphan Black,' 'Gabrielle' big winners at Canadian Screen Awards". CTV News, 9 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Une première bande-annonce dévoilée pour «Il pleuvait des oiseaux»". Le Journal de Montréal, April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Louise Archambault". Retrieved 2016-01-25.

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