Claude Jutra - Rotten Tomatoes

Claude Jutra

Highest Rated:   Not Available
Lowest Rated:   Not Available
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Not Available
Originally planning to honor family tradition by becoming a physician, Canadian director Claude Jutra opted instead for filmmaking. Jutra won a prize at age 19 for his short film Movement Perpetuel, then wrote and directed for Quebec television. Together with fellow Canadian Norman McLaren, Jutra became one of the foremost avant-garde moviemakers in his native land (both he and McLaren are amply represented in the 1963 compilation film Seven Surprizes). After time spent in France and Africa, Jutra shot his first feature-length film, the award winning 1961 documentary Le Niger - Jeune Republique. The director's career took a dive upon the financial failure of his first non-documentary feature, A Tous Prendre (1963), but Jutra made a 1971 comeback with Mon Oncle Antoine, a semi-autobiographical account of growing up in a French mining town in the 1940s. Dismissed by Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide as "not bad, but nothing special," Mon Oncle Antoine nonetheless won eight prizes at the Canadian Film Awards, and has since been voted by a panel of film journalists as the best Canadian film ever made. Alas, there was nowhere to go from this triumph but downward for Jutra; in the '80s he learned he was in the early stages of Alzheimers'. In November of 1986, Claude Jutra wandered away from his home, never to return; four months later, his body was found floating in the St. Lawrence River.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kamouraska
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Claude Jutra, portrait sur film (Claude Jutra, an Unfinished Story)
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Surfacing
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet By Design
  • Director
1981
No Score Yet Mon Oncle Antoine (My Uncle Antoine)
  • Fernand ClerkFernand, Clerk
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1971
No Score Yet Between Sweet and Salt Water (Entre la mer et l'eau douce)
  • Screenwriter
1967
No Score Yet Knowing To Learn (Comment Savoir)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Rouli-roulant (The Devil's Toy)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet À tout prendre (Take it All)
  • Director
  • Claude
1964
No Score Yet Wrestling
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet A Chairy Tale
  • Director
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Mouvement perpétuel
  • Director
1949

Quotes from Claude Jutra's Characters

No quotes approved yet.