After completing degrees at McGill University in literature and at the European Film College in Denmark, Philippe Lesage directs his first feature film in 2006, Can We Live Together?, a documentary about the sociologist Alain Touraine and the Parisian suburb crisis. From 2008 to 2009, he returns to the European Film College to teach documentary. Meanwhile, he directs two other documentary features: How Can You Tell If The Little Fish Are Happy?, and The Heart That Beats (2010). Selected at the RIDM (International Documentary Film Festival of Montreal) in 2010, The Heart That Beats is deemed to be the Best Canadian Feature and have the Most Promising Director. The film also wins the 2012 Jutra prize for the best full-length documentary. In May 2011, a retrospective of Philippe Lesage’s films, titled Discover Lesage, is screened at the Cinémathèque québécoise. He is currently completing his fourth documentary, Laylou, while preparing his first fiction feature, The Demons.