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Jean-Claude Lord, pioneer of Quebec cinema, is dead


Director, screenwriter, editor and producer, Jean-Claude Lord had more than ten films to his credit. “He defined himself not as an artist but as a communicator who liked to question the values ​​of the society in which we live”, at underlined his son in his tribute message.

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Filmmaker Jean-Claude Lord, director of numerous films and television series that marked the history of the seventh art in Quebec, died at the age of 78.

The filmmaker died on Saturday evening following a stroke which struck him on December 30, his son Jean-Sébastien said on Facebook on Sunday.

Jean-Claude Lord was “a pioneer of cinema and television in Quebec”, underlined the Prime Minister of Quebec François Legault in a message of condolences on Twitter. Mr. Legault says he has “keep beautiful memories”, among other works by the filmmaker, from the television series Throw and count, on professional hockey circles, which had aroused great enthusiasm in Quebec. A season of the series had been broadcast in France under the title Knock and win in the late 1980s.

Director, screenwriter, editor and producer, Jean-Claude Lord has more than ten films to his credit, including deliver us from evil (1969), tell us about love (1972), bingo (1974) or the youth film The frog and the whale (1987). He also made films for the English-speaking market in the 1980s, including Visiting Hours (Terror at central hospital), The Vindicator or Mindfield (Lin murdered memory).

Outraged Throw and count, he directed several television series and had filmed episodes of the first season of the hit detective series District 31, which continues to fascinate a good part of Quebec and will end in April at the end of its sixth season.

The social commitment of the filmmaker, critic of authority and established powers, “was at the heart of his work”, pointed out his son in his tribute message. “He defined himself not as an artist but as a communicator who liked to question the values ​​of the society in which we live”, he added.



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