Robert Favreau was born in Montreal in 1948. He first worked as an union representative and a social worker. He became recognized for his movie Le Soleil a pas d'chance (1975), presenting the hidden facts about the election of Quebec City's Carnaval Queen. Robert Favreau is the perfect exemple of the politically committed director whose movies force viewers to think through their shock value. In 1986, he became increasingly interested in fiction and directed his first film, La ligne brisée (1986), part of the series La bioéthique : une question de choix.