Black Bear has announced that their management arm has signed award-winning Quebec director Sophie Dupuis for representation. Most recently, Dupuis’ third picture, Solo, premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the award for ‘Best Canadian Film.’ The film, which was written and directed by Dupuis, stars fellow Black Bear client Théodore Pellerin and depicts the world of Montreal’s drag queen scene.
Dupuis’ previous work, which also showcases her impactful storytelling and her focus on human complexity, has been widely lauded. Her feature film debut, the crime drama Family First, earned four Canadian Screen Awards and was selected as Canada’s submission for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the 2018 Academy Awards. She next directed the thriller Underground in 2021, which received thirteen nominations and four wins at the Québec Cinéma Awards, as well as four nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards.