Claude Demers

Claude Demers at IFFR

Claude DEMERS (1962, Canada) is a self-taught filmmaker who experimented with short films for quite some years before directing his first feature, The Invention of Love (2000). It was selected at various international film festivals. Cinémathèque québécoise, a film conservatory in Demers' native city Montreal, held a retrospective of his work in 2007. For his short Mon dernier été (2016) Demers received 17 awards in multiple countries and the majority of his work has been awarded at festivals worldwide. He describes his films as poetic and human.


Le diable est une petite fille/The Devil is a Small Girl (1986, short), Le bonheur/Happiness (1989, short), Une nuit avec toi/One Night with You (1993, short), L'été/Summer (1995, short), L'invention de l'amour/The Invention of Love (2000), Barbiers - Une histoire d'hommes/Barbers - A Men's Story (2006, doc), Les dames en blue/Ladies in Blue (2009, doc), D'où je viens/Where I'm From (2013, doc), Mon dernier été/My Last Summer (2016, short), Une femme, ma mère/ A Woman, My Mother (2019, doc)

Claude Demers at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR