Biography

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Passionate, creative and rigorous, Lyne Charlebois mainly dedicates her work to film and television. Her acclaimed feature film Borderline won many awards both in Quebec and on the international scene, and popular television dramas like Toute la vérité, Tabou, Nos étés and the docufiction Yin Yang are among her best-known works.

She won pan-canadian and international critical acclaim for Nous sommes tous les jours (We Are Everyday), a series of seven short features exploring seven different facets of the word "love" over the seven days of the week. These short features were presented at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Rencontres du court-métrage in Paris, and did not go unnoticed at the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.

In parallel with her film and television career, Lyne Charlebois directed an impressive number of commercials for companies like Loto-Québec, Héma-Québec and Wal-Mart. She is well sougth-after for her versatility and eclecticism.

Her great talent, achievements and life accomplishments have cast her as one of the most important directors in Quebec and in Canada. 

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Lyne Charlebois' talent as a director was revealed in the late 1980s. She designed and directed more than a hundred music videos for numerous well-known artists and won awards in Quebec and internationally: two Felix awards for best music video of the year and best music video at the Los Angeles Music Festival (Daniel Belanger's Opium), two more Felix awards (Laurence Jalbert, Marjo) and a Juno Award for best music video of the year (Gogh Van Go).

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Lyne Charlebois began her movie directing carreer as a still photographer, working with directors as eminent as Gilles Carle, Jean-Claude Lauzon and Pierre Falardeau. As a photographer and designer, she created several posters for the TNM in Montreal, album covers for many artists (Jean Leloup, Pierre Flynn, Richard Seguin…). She produced a photo documentary for Cirque du Soleil, for which she journeyed to Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. 

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Design: Jean-Pierre Fortin . Mercanti
Design Advisor: Éloise Camire . Double-écho
Borderline
Drame, 2008

Cast
Jean-Hugues Anglade, Isabelle Blais, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Sylvie Drapeau, Marie-Chantal Perron, Antoine Bertrand

Synopsis
Kiki Labrèche is turning 30. She does not care much for birthdays as she believes birthdays do not care for her. This 30th, however, might turn out to be the most overwhelming and beautiful so far; she will reconnect with a extremely important person she had given up on way long ago. This will be her one chance to face the most difficult and trying love of all: the love of herself. Only then will she successfully move on and create her own limits. Kiki will have to dig deep into her dark childhood, reconquer her insane mother's blue eyes and the ghosts still fighting within. Only then will she love herself enough to realize she deserves more than easy leftovers.

Awards
Public Choice Award - Festival d'Angoulême
Public Choice Award - Best Director, Germany Festival
Jutra Award - Best Director
GĂ©meaux Award - Best scenario/adaptation

Clips
 
Opium . Daniel Bélanger
 
Je sais je sais . Marjo
 
Toute la vérité

Authors
Annie Piérard and Bernard Dansereau

Cast
Hélène Florent, Denis Bouchard, Robert Marien, Maude Guérin, Julie Lebreton, Émile Proulx-Cloutier

Synopsis
Crown attorneys live in an environment where the stakes are naturally high. A dangerous world featuring tremendous challenges, both brutal and complex, could invite a rather somber portrait, but Toute la vérité focuses on the resourcefulness and courage of men and women whose capabilities are put to the test on a day to day basis.

 
Nos étés
TV Drama (2005-2008) on TVA

Scriptwriters
Anne Boyer and Michel d'Astous

Cast
Sophie Prégent, Jean-François Pichette, Julie LeBreton, Marc-André Grondin, Patricia Nolin, Gilles Renaud

Synopsis
Follow the deeply moving lives of the Desrochers and Belzile families over more than 100 years, through six generations of artistically inclined women, of whom only two will have found the strength and courage to fulfill their dreams. This saga ends with the birth of Salines, the seventh Desrochers generation, daughter of Marie Forget and Jonathan Belzile.

 
Sophie Parker
Sitcom (2008-2009) on CBC - English adaptation of  Les Hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin

Author
Richard Blaimert

Cast
Natalie Brown, Sebastian Spence, Amy Lalonde

Synopsis
Sophie has everything she needs to be happy… until the day she discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her! As her world falls apart, the young woman is about to live through the worst year of her life.

 
Tabou (2 seasons)
TV Drama (2002-2003)

Scriptwriters
Anne Boyer and Michel d'Astous

Cast
Louise Portal, Germain Houde, Marie Charlebois, Jean-Nicolas Verreault

Synopsis
From its very beginning, Tabou has been highly acclaimed for the quality of its production and excellence in acting. This beautifully directed drama, which explores people's capacity for resilience when facing life's tumults and trials, provoked and moved audiences throughout its broadcast. Tabou also delivered memorable acting performances.

 
Collection de portraits
 
Cirque du monde
 
Les ardoises
 
Feature Film
Music Videos

Borderline

Clips

Opium . Daniel Bélanger

Je sais je sais . Marjo
TV Series

Toute la vérité

Nos étés

Sophie Parker

Tabou
Drawings
Photography

Portrait Collection

Cirque du monde

The Little Black Boards