SUZANNE CLÉMENT

SUZANNE CLÉMENT

Actress, Canada

Citation

 

“I am like all actors the world over: I am reflected in other people’s gaze, and I reproach myself for being too turned in on myself. […] But whatever roles I am offered, I want to be destabilized, and to be carried somewhere else. I am open to life.”

Presentation

Passionate about acting from a tender age, Suzanne Clément made her big-screen debut at 26 in Robert Lepage’s The Confessionnal. In 2009, the film I Killed My Mother scooped three awards when it screened in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. The world simultaneously discovered this actress from Quebec along with director Xavier Dolan, whose muse she would become. Lawrence Anyways, his next film which screened in Un Certain Regard in 2012, saw Suzanne Clément pick up the Best Actress award, which was followed by a stunning performance in Mommy, which won the Prix du Jury at Cannes in 2014. She has also worked with talented filmmakers such as Michael Rowe, Bouli Lanners and Jean-Jacques Zilbermann.

Selected Filmography

1995      THE CONFESSIONAL (Le Confessionnal) Robert Lepage

1998      COME OUT! (Viens dehors !) Éric Tessier – short

2 SECONDS (Deux Secondes) Manon Briand

1999      THE LONG WINTER (Quand je serai parti, vous vivrez encore) Michel Brault

2001      SIDE ORDERS (Foie de canard et cœur de femme) Stéphane Lapointe – short

ATOMIC SAKÉ Louise Archambault – short

2005      AUDITION Luc Picard

2007      LA BRUNANTE Fernand Dansereau

2008      EXPRESS Éric Piccoli – short

2009      IT’S NOT ME, I SWEAR (C’est pas moi, je le jure !) Philippe Falardeau

I KILLED MY MOTHER (J’ai tué ma mère) Xavier Dolan

2010      TROMPER LE SILENCE Julie Hivon

TOUGH LUCK (Y’en aura pas de facile) Marc-André Lavoie

2012      LAWRENCE ANYWAYS Xavier Dolan – Prix de la Meilleure Actrice/Best Actress Un Certain Regard Cannes 2012

2013      AMSTERDAM Stefan Miljevic

2014      SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE Ana Valine

FALL Terrance Odette

TO LIFE (À la vie) Jean-Jacques Zilbermann

MOMMY Xavier Dolan

2015      EARLY WINTER Michael Rowe

MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA (Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre) Philippe Falardeau

JAILBIRDS (La Taularde) Audrey Estrougo

2016      THE FIRST, THE LAST (Les Premiers, les derniers) Bouli Lanners

THE OTHER HALF Joey Klein

THE CHILD REMAINS Michael Melski

SAUL, SAULITUDE, SAUL Y’TU Cory Santilli

NUMÉRO UNE Tonie Marshall

LES TEMPS DIFFICILES Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

LES PHILOSOPHES Guilhem Amesland

LE RIRE DE MA MÈRE Colombe Savignac & Pascal Ralite

ESPÈCES MENACÉES Gilles Bourdos