Claude Jutra
Date of Birth
Mar 11, 1930
Birth Place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Biography

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...