Known for bringing a mixture of innocence and intensity to her acting, Geneviève Bujold’s career spans an illustrious five decades. Born in 1942 in Montreal, Quebec, the French Canadian star began her dramatic career at the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Art, where she trained in classic French theatre. Her break into cinema came in 1965 when she was recommended to the iconic French director Alain Renais, who cast her in the 1966 film The War is Over. That same year she starred alongside Alan Bates in the Philippe de Broca’s cult classic KING OF HEARTS (1966). She caught the eye of Hollywood producers and starred in the television adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan (1967) for which she earned an Emmy nomination. That same year, Bujold returned to Canada where she married film director Paul Almond and starred in the first of five films of his, Isabel. Bujold made her Hollywood film debut two years later starring as Anne Boleyn opposite Richard Burton as King Henry the VIII in Anne of a Thousand Days (1969). The performance earned Bujold a Golden Globe win for Best Actress and her first Oscar nomination. The 1970s proved fruitful as Bujold continued on in a host of riveting classical performances and Hollywood hits that included working with Brian DePalma, Michael Douglas and Charlton Heston. She stayed busy throughout the 1980s winning a series of Genie Awards in Canada before slowing down in the ‘90s. Bujold continues to work in primarily independent, small-budget films with her most recent being the Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated film Chorus (2015).
In attendance: KING OF HEARTS