Denys Arcand


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Birth Name: Denys Arcand
Born: 06/25/1941
Birth Place: Deschambault, Quebec, CA

Born Georges-Henri Denys Arcand on June 25, 1941 in the village of Deschambault, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of devout Roman Catholics. His father was a river boat pilot and his mother trained as an artist and musician and once harbored aspirations of becoming a nun. Filled with childhood dreams of achieving sainthood, Arcand attended Jesuit school at the College of Sainte-Marie for nine years after the family moved to the cosmopolitan city of Montreal. Later, he briefly considered a career in athletics while studying history at the Université de Montréal, until his growing interest in film eclipsed all other aspirations. It was during this time that Arcand wrote and directed his first ... Continue Bio >>


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