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Fred Belair – Suzanne Clément

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“Fred is in shock. Fred is fleeing forward. Laurence has changed his sexual identity, he changed the identity of the couuple and he rubbed up hard against Fred’s identity; but they don’t even know it. They are each other’s prisoners. Fred could have lived another way. Fred is a woman who dives. Fred likes being a woman who dives. She debates, she believes, she saves herself. She sabotages herself. Fred has lost the man of her life; he’s not dead, but he is gone. Yet, she faces death: Fred and Laurence no longer exist. Fred is lost, a lost woman looking for her identity.”

-Suzanne Clément

 

Suzanne is a Canadian Film and TV actress. She has appeared on such television series as Watatatow (1992-96), Sous le sign du lion (1997), Jean Duceppe (2002), Cover Girl (2005), Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin (2009) and Unité 9 (2013). Her film credits include Le Confessionnal (1995), C’est pas moi, je le jure! (1997) and Xavier Dolan’s directional debut I Killed my Mother (2009).

She has received acclaim for several of her performances. In 2006 she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Genie for her role in L’Audition.

Her portrayal of Fred Blair has received universal acclaim. At the 2012 Cannes Film Festival she received Best Actress honors in the Un Certain Regard category. She has also been nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards as well as being recognized by the Canadian Board of Critics for her performance.