Suzanne Clément garnered international attention in 2012 when she won the Un Certain Regard – Best Actress award at Cannes for her role as ‘Fred Belair’ in Xavier Dolan’s LAURENCE ANYWAYS. This same role led to another win (Best Actress River Run International Film Festival) and three additional nominations for her performance (Canadian Screen Awards, International Cinephile Society and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle). Clément, has appeared in three of the incomparable director, Xavier Dolan’s films, including I KILLED MY MOTHER and his latest, MOMMY. The acclaimed MOMMY, won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2014, and has gone on to countless wins and nominations in film festivals around the world, recently being selected as Canada’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign-language Film. For her rich portrayal of the mysterious ‘Kyla’ in MOMMY, Clément has received numerous nominations and wins including, most recently, her CSA nomination; winning the Best Actress Award at the Namur Film Festival; and being nominated by the Online Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actress, opposite Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain, Agata Kulesza and Tilda Swinton.
In 2014, Suzanne had MOMMY’s North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF); followed by Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), which along with MOMMY, showcased Clément’s latest English language features; the World Premiere of FALL and the emotionally-charged film SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE.
Incredibly hardworking and always in-demand, Clément just completed her second film with director, Philippe Falardeau; GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE, and recently wrapped two films in Canada and France, simultaneously; EARLY WINTER (in English), directed by fellow Cannes- winner, Michael Rowe; and TAULARDES, from writer/director Audrey Estrougo.
Other credits include: Luc Picard’s L’AUDITION; Fernand Dansereau’s LA BRUNANTE; Philippe Falardeau’s IT’S NOT ME, I SWEAR!; Stefan Miljevic’s AMSTERDAM; and Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s A LA VIA.
Other Awards and Nominations include: a CSA; a Genie; 3 Gémeaux for Comedy; 4 Jutras; 2 VFCC and a Golden Bayard.