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Léa Pool

Léa Pool

Highest Rated: 89% Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

Lowest Rated: 44% The Blue Butterfly (2004)

Birthday: Sep 8, 1950

Birthplace: Genève, Switzerland

The daughter of a Polish Holocaust-survivor father and a Swiss mother, filmmaker Léa Pool was born in 1950, in Soglio, Switzerland, and raised in Lausanne. Pool's first work was a short documentary in 1978. The film was called "Laurent Lamerre, Porter," and explored the work and personal experiences of Laurent Lamerre, a porter at the Champlain Hotel in Montreal. In 1988 her film "A corps perdu" was selected for competition at the Venice Film Festival. The film told the story of Pierre, a photojournalist sent to Nicaragua to cover the conflict there. After capturing many disturbing images, he returns to Canada to find that his two romantic partners have abandoned their ménage a trois. Alone and untethered, Pierre is forced to forge a new life for himself. As a lesbian, Pool has explored themes of human sexuality in many of her films, including "Set Me Free" (1999), "Lost and Delirious" (2001), and "Mommy is at the Hairdresser's" (2008). In 2011 Pool presented her documentary "Pink Ribbons, Inc.," which was a National Film Board of Canada project about the pink ribbon campaign to cure breast cancer. The film explores instances where certain companies use the pink-ribbon marketing technique to increase their sales figures and improve their public image while still manufacturing products with known carcinogens. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Silence Director,
Screenwriter
- 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worst Case, We Get Married Director,
Screenwriter
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Sentence Director,
Writer
- 2016
No Score Yet 75% The Passion of Augustine Director - 2015
89% 77% Pink Ribbons, Inc. Director,
Writer
$25.7K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Escape Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 76% Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's Director - 2008
44% 64% The Blue Butterfly Director - 2004
51% 78% Lost and Delirious Director $302.4K 2001
83% 77% Set Me Free Director,
Writer
$73.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mouvements du Desir Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Savage Woman Director,
Writer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Montreal Vu Par Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Chronicles Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Corps Perdu Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne Trister Director - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman in Transit Director,
Screenwriter
- 1984