Canadian Actress

Louise Portal

  • May 12, 1950 (age 70)
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2019
And the Birds Rained Down
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MovieSep 7, 2019

And the Birds Rained Down

Quebec, Canada, …
Quebec, Canada, Nowadays. Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women - A luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole life, and a young photographer charged with interviewing survivors of the region's deadliest forest fire. After the death of the eldest hermit, the two women make an astonishing discovery: hundreds of paintings echoing his tragic experience related to that devastating fire. A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.
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2018
Everything Outside
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MovieSep 16, 2018

Everything Outside

An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian …
An unlikely relationship between a renowned French-Canadian painter in her sixties and a young Lebanese actor from Toronto flourishes in the confines of a remote lake house until the realities of the outside world put it to test.
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2017
Nous Sommes le Freak Show
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MovieOct 1, 2017

Nous Sommes le Freak Show

A bingo game. An allegorical, …
A bingo game. An allegorical, wild and humorous portrait. An hommage to eccentricity and entertainment, to those things that remain unchanged.
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Le service
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MovieMay 1, 2017

Le service

While Sophie brings back a dress borrowed from her mother, …
While Sophie brings back a dress borrowed from her mother, she recalls and deconstructs their last conversation.
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2015
Nephew
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MovieSep 25, 2015

Nephew

After having seen his estranged uncle on the bus for the first …
After having seen his estranged uncle on the bus for the first time in years, Eric weighs the merits of reaching out to him, and the risk it may pose to his family.
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Paul à Québec
MovieSep 18, 2015

Paul à Québec

Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little …
Paul is a cartoonist who lives with his girlfriend and their little daughter in Montreal in the summer of 1999. His in-laws, the Beaulieus, are a large, joyful clan composed of siblings, grandchildren and a much loved patriarch named Roland who constantly reminds Paul that he has yet to marry his daughter. When Roland fades with ill health, the family bands together and Paul projects his own devotion by doodling several portraits of his ailing father-in-law.
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Le garagiste
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MovieAug 1, 2015

Le garagiste

Is having control of our life a right? Are living and dying …
Is having control of our life a right? Are living and dying freedoms, duties or responsibilities? How should we love? How should we live? How should we die? These questions are woven into the story of Adrien, who suffers from kidney failure. He runs a garage in Trois-Pistoles, a small town on the St-Lawrence in Québec, where people seem ordinary, but aren't: each love story, each life, each destiny is unique.
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The Kind Words
MovieMay 28, 2015

The Kind Words

Follows three siblings who are going to discover the …
Follows three siblings who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.
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2014
Les loups
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MovieDec 6, 2014

Les loups

Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North …
Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North Atlantic island. It's the spring thaw, and she is here to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in full swing, and Elie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in it. In this isolated world, people's lives and deaths are shaped by the brute forces of nature. Elie's presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks to uncover the secret reason behing Elie's visit. Wolves explores the profound need for belonging.
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L'histoire de Guy
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MovieJan 28, 2014

L'histoire de Guy

As part of the annual event CinéQuébec, former …
As part of the annual event CinéQuébec, former President and Chief of Alliance Films was honored during the evening of January 28th 2014. This tribute was in a short film of approximately 15 minutes telling "The STORY OF GUY (L'histoire de Guy) " through some of the most important films of his career (Aurore Les invasions barbares, La grande séduction, Bon Cop Bad Cop, etc.).
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2012
La liste
MovieSep 6, 2012

La liste

Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a …
Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a senior center. But Adrienne decides to planning his own death with a list to be sure nothing is overlooked.
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Catalpa
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MovieAug 3, 2012

Catalpa

The day Alex comes back at his childhood house to help his …
The day Alex comes back at his childhood house to help his mother plant a tree in her garden, she confesses that she has been recently diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer. The confidence upsets him at a point where he channels all his anger and sadness towards the small slight tree.
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2011
Le bonheur des autres
MovieOct 7, 2011

Le bonheur des autres

A quirky, gentle humor …
A quirky, gentle humor pervades this dramedy about family dysfunction, second families, and generational issues. Despite their age difference, 30-year-old Evelyn is happy in her ...
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19-2
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TV ShowFeb 2, 2011

19-2

19-2 is a French-Canadian police drama television series. Set …
19-2 is a French-Canadian police drama television series. Set in Montreal, the show centres on the professional and personal lives of patrol officers from Poste 19 of the Service Police Metropolitan, a fictitious version of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. The series name comes from the callsign of the patrol car of the main characters.
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2010
Lance et compte
MovieNov 26, 2010

Lance et compte

After a horrible bus accident, a hockey team return to form.
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2009
Angel at Sea
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MovieJul 7, 2009

Angel at Sea

Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and …
Louis is a twelve year old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.
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Le Bonheur de Pierre
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MovieFeb 27, 2009

Le Bonheur de Pierre

Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned …
Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris. He has a daughter, Sylvie, who lives with him. One day Pierre learns that he has inherited an inn from an aunt. The trouble is that the establishment is located amid the snows of a small village in Québec. Nobody would have bet on it but Pierre decides to leave his job, to fly to Sainte-Simone-du-Nord and operate the inn. As for Sylvie, she follows her father there despite his reluctance. Unfortunately for both Michel Dolbec, the apparently friendly mayor, secretly covets the inn and is prepared to do everything to make their lives a misery.
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2006
De ma fenêtre, sans maison...
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MovieFeb 26, 2006

De ma fenêtre, sans maison...

After abandoning her four …
After abandoning her four-year-old daughter in Lebanon to pursue a better life in Quebec, Sana cuts every link to her Lebanese ties and never looks back. That is until her daughter, now 21, shows up in Montreal for a visit. This film explores what it means to be free for a woman.
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2005
Heading South
MovieSep 7, 2005

Heading South

Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting …
Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti.
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2004
H2O
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TV ShowOct 31, 2004

H2O

H₂O is a Canadian political drama two-part miniseries that first …
H₂O is a Canadian political drama two-part miniseries that first aired on the CBC Television October 31, 2004. It starred Paul Gross and Leslie Hope, with former politician Belinda Stronach making a cameo appearance. Written by Gross and John Krizanc and directed by Charles Binamé, it was nominated for five Gemini Awards and four DGC Craft Awards. It won one Golden Nymph Award for best actor (Paul Gross).
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Tout le monde en parle
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TV ShowSep 19, 2004

Tout le monde en parle

Tout le monde en parle ([tu …
Tout le monde en parle ([tu lə mɔ̃d ɑ̃ paʁl], Everyone's Talking About It) is a Canadian talk show hosted and co-produced by Guy A. Lepage, broadcast on Télévision de Radio-Canada / Ici Radio-Canada Télé since 2004, and simulcast on radio on Ici Radio-Canada Première. It has been adapted from the since-cancelled French talk show of the same name, created and hosted by Thierry Ardisson.
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Elles étaient cinq
MovieAug 1, 2004

Elles étaient cinq

In Montreal (Canada), the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, …
In Montreal (Canada), the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the girls decide to give a party, and Manon and Sophie hitch for a ride to the town in a jeep to buy some beers and supplies and they invite the driver to the party. On the return, the same driver stops the car and later Sophie is found stabbed, raped and covered of blood. Fifteen years later, Manon sees the guy in a car-wash and she invites her former friends to return to the house nearby the lake, where wounds of their traumatic loss are disclosed.
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2003
The Barbarian Invasions
MovieMay 21, 2003

The Barbarian Invasions

In this belated sequel to 'The …
In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries to made peace with his ex-wife Louise, who asks their estranged son Sebastian, a successful businessman living in London, to come home. Sebastian makes the impossible happen, using his contacts and disrupting the entire Canadian system in every way possible to help his father fight his terminal illness to the bitter end, while he also tries to reunite his former friends, Pierre, Alain, Dominique, Diane, and Claude to see their old friend before he passes on.
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2002
Dangerous People
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MovieDec 6, 2002

Dangerous People

It has kidnapped Roxane Labelle, a Canadian singer covered …
It has kidnapped Roxane Labelle, a Canadian singer covered gold records and awards. To his captors, no question of release without payment of a large ransom. Father and manager of the star, Paul Labelle asks a small accountant do it. Easier said than done, especially the payer also has a large sum to the Mafia and, rapidly, what Québec account scoundrels, thieves and killers are chasing the fabulous bonanza.
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Séraphin: Heart of Stone
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MovieNov 29, 2002

Séraphin: Heart of Stone

A young woman is forced to …
A young woman is forced to marry an old greedy man to save her father from bankruptcy although she has promised her heart to another man.
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L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay
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MovieJun 28, 2002

L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay

After reading a bedtime story …
After reading a bedtime story to her daughter, Alice Tremblay leaves her daughter's room and enters her own fairytale. After battling a sexy big, bad wolf and saving Red Riding Hood, she ...
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2000
The Orphan Muses
MovieNov 3, 2000

The Orphan Muses

The Orphan Muses (French: Les Muses orphelines) is a …
The Orphan Muses (French: Les Muses orphelines) is a Canadian drama film, directed by Robert Favreau and released in 2000. An adaptation of the play by Michel Marc Bouchard, the film stars Marina Orsini, Céline Bonnier, Stéphane Demers and Fanny Mallette as a group of adult siblings dealing with the revelation of a longtime family secret.
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Saint Jude
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MovieSep 14, 2000

Saint Jude

Teen-aged sisters Jude and Maureen, living with their …
Teen-aged sisters Jude and Maureen, living with their volatile father in Montréal, live a life of substance abuse, hustling and petty theft. After Jude's father kicks her out of the house for her abusive and thieving ways, Jude is forced to survive on the streets with the assistance of her odd assortment of friends, including middle aged pedophile Clarence, pre-teen male hustler Georgie, pimp Big Al, and Maureen's junkie boyfriend Gabe. Georgie has a crush on Jude, while Jude unrealistically fantasizes about a normal married life with Gabe. All the while, Jude is also trying to elude the sadistic Mink, who she inadvertently crossed.
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Fortier
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TV ShowFeb 3, 2000

Fortier

Fortier is a French-language Canadian television series …
Fortier is a French-language Canadian television series which debuted on the TVA network in Quebec from February 3, 2000 and ended on April 1, 2004. A subtitled version later aired on the English-language CBC Television network, as part of its now-defunct late-night Best of French Canada anthology series, then followed by broadcast internationally on TV5 Monde, and later re-showing again for the disability network AMI-tv on July 18, 2017.
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1999
Souvenirs intimes
MovieAug 28, 1999

Souvenirs intimes

The life of a paraplegic painter is shattered when an old …
The life of a paraplegic painter is shattered when an old girlfriend comes back into his life and accuses him of raping her 15 years earlier.
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The Big Snake of the World
MovieJul 5, 1999

The Big Snake of the World

A young 40-something …
A young 40-something refuses to grow up. Behind the wheel of his bus, he drives endlessly through the city dreaming of the landscape of the American West that forever impressed him.
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The Long Winter
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MovieMar 13, 1999

The Long Winter

Le film se déroule en 1838, en plein coeur du conflit entre les …
Le film se déroule en 1838, en plein coeur du conflit entre les habitants français du Bas-Canada et les occupants anglais. À l'automne de la même année, François-Xavier Bouchard et plusieurs de ses compatriotes sont capturés. Jugés par un tribunal militaire, 12 patriotes sont pendus devant la porte de la prison, sous les yeux horrifiés de leurs compagnons. Pendant plusieurs mois, des dizaines d'autres patriotes, eux aussi condamnés à mort, attendent dans l'angoisse une exécution qui ne viendra jamais. Le film est inspiré des journaux authentiques de ceux qui vécurent ces évenements.
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1996
Sous-sol
MovieMay 1, 1996

Sous-sol

Not Me! (French: Sous-sol) is a Canadian drama film, …
Not Me! (French: Sous-sol) is a Canadian drama film, released in 1996. The full-length directorial debut of Pierre Gang, the screenplay had been written by Gang a full 10 years before he was able to make the film.
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Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
Nomination1996

Best Performance By An Actress In A Le…

Nominated for "Sous-sol".
Genie Award
1995
Jacques Hébert
MarriageMay 1995

Jacques Hébert

Married Jacques Hébert.
1989
My Best Pals
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MovieMar 1, 1989

My Best Pals

They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who …
They are the best friends of the world. Five friends who shared everything: may 68, hippies years, the rock and their love for Bernadette. This Bernadette has left them to become a rock-star, and is back 15 years later for a weekend. Jean-Marie Poire describes with this movie the portrait of a generation with lots of humor served by excelent actors.
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1987
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Award1987

Best Performance By An Actress In A Su…

Won award for "The Decline of the American Empire".
Genie Award
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Nomination1987

Best Performance By An Actress In A Su…

Nominated for "The Decline of the American Empire".
Genie Award
1986
The Decline of the American Empire
MovieJun 19, 1986

The Decline of the American Empire

Sexual revelations emerge …
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
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1984
Les fauves
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MovieApr 18, 1984

Les fauves

Les fauves released.
1982
Larose, Pierrot et la Luce
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MovieSep 25, 1982

Larose, Pierrot et la Luce

Deux vieilles connaissances …
Deux vieilles connaissances se retrouvent après plusieurs années sous le toit de la maison dont Larose vient d'hériter. Il n'avait pas prévu que Pierrot amènerait la Luce. Une oeuvre ...
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1980
Cordélia
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MovieFeb 7, 1980

Cordélia

In a little village at the end of the 1890's, a young woman …
In a little village at the end of the 1890's, a young woman offends all the 'right-thinking' villagers by allowing men in her house in the absence of her husband. When he is found dead, all of the suspicion is directed towards the liberal woman. She is judged more for her morality then for the crime she is accused of. Her culpability is still a subject of debate today.
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Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role
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Nomination1980

Best Performance By An Actress In A Le…

Nominated for "Cordélia".
Genie Award
1979
A Scream from Silence
MovieMay 18, 1979

A Scream from Silence

A director and an editor, both …
A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the...
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1974
The Klutz
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MovieOct 11, 1974

The Klutz

Have you ever had "one of those days" when nothing seems to …
Have you ever had "one of those days" when nothing seems to go right? Well, imagine how Claude feels-his entire life has been one screwy day after another. Some people attract attention, others attract the opposite sex, all poor Claude can attract is chaos-and plenty of it! Discouraged by his ill luck, Claude is on his way to see his girlfriend when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of a bank robbery. In the wink of an eye Claude becomes public enemy number one with both cops AND robbers hot on his trail! A series of wild and slapstick misadventures follow from the Chinese laundry, into a madcap masquerade, through the middle of town to the hilarious finale in the local cemetery. And for the first time in his life, Claude, the world's most lovable bungler, finds that sometimes things CAN turn out for the best!
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Les beaux dimanches
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MovieOct 10, 1974

Les beaux dimanches

The psychological tensions which are driving four bourgeois …
The psychological tensions which are driving four bourgeois couples apart are blithely ignored, as they attempt to party through them, all the while discussing politics, flirting, and drinking heavily. One of the couples includes the daughter of an older couple, together with her first serious lover. An idyllic pair at first, their problems multiply and they begin to resemble their more dejected and dissipated elders. The movie is based on the successful play by Marcel Dube.
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1972
Dream Life
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MovieJul 22, 1972

Dream Life

Two twenty-something women dream of the ideal man and …
Two twenty-something women dream of the ideal man and slowly realize that reality is very different from their fantasies.
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1950
Louise Portal
BirthMay 1950

Louise Portal

Louise Portal was born.
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