André Brassard

André Brassard
Born (1946-08-28) 28 August 1946
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Film director
Years active 1972 – present

André Brassard (born 28 August 1946) is a Canadian stage director, filmmaker and actor, best known for staging the vast majority of Michel Tremblay's plays. He was the director of the French section of the National Arts Center from 1982 to 1989 and the National Theatre School from 1992 to 2000.

His 1974 film Once Upon a Time in the East was entered into the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.[1] His 1977 film Le soleil se lève en retard was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] Brassard received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contributions to Canadian theatre in 2002.[3]

He is openly gay.[4]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Once Upon a Time in the East". Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  2. "10th Moscow International Film Festival (1977)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  3. "André Brassard - biography". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. Sarah Jennings, Art and Politics: The History of the National Arts Centre. Dundurn Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-55002-886-7.

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