Speaker Clement Virgo
Conquering Lion Pictures
Clement Virgo is one of Canada's foremost film directors. His first feature film, RUDE, premiered at Cannes 1995 in Un Certain Regard and went on to play other festivals around the world including TIFF, London and Sundance (1996) and was again included at Locarno 2019 as part of the Black Light Retrospective of significant 20th Century Black Cinema. Virgo's other features include POOR BOY'S GAME (Berlinale, TIFF, Busan 2007), and LIE WITH ME (TIFF, Busan 2005, Berlinale 2006), which have sold in over 50 countries around the world.
Known for his unique POV as a Black filmmaker, he has brought his cinematic approach to notable TV dramas including THE WIRE (for HBO), MONSTER (2022, for Ryan Murphy & NETFLIX), BILLIONS (Showtime) and the OWN drama, GREENLEAF (2016-2020), as an Executive Producer alongside Oprah Winfrey.
In 2015, Virgo directed and wrote a limited series adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s THE BOOK OF NEGROES which was nominated for 2 Critics Choice Awards and the Peabody Award. His most recent feature film, BROTHER, premiered in 2022 at TIFF, and went on to play the BFI London International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
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