Arthur Cohn

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Arthur Cohn
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Arthur Cohn in Basel
Born (1927-02-04) February 4, 1927 (age 87)
Basel, Switzerland
Occupation film producer

Arthur Cohn (born February 4, 1927 in Basel, Switzerland) is a film producer.[1]

Six of his films have won the Academy Award,[2] and he was awarded the Guardian of Zion Award in 2004. One of the awards was for French film Black and White in Color (1976) as producer. For decades he worked hand in hand with Lilian Birnbaum (Paris) and Pierre Rothschild (Zurich).

His best-known non-documentary film is Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (1970, directed by Vittorio De Sica). His most recent film as producer is The Yellow Handkerchief (2008). He also produced films by Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and Walter Salles (Central do Brasil, Abril Despedaçado).

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1961 Sky Above and Mud Beneath (Le Ciel et la Boue) Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
1964 Paris Secret Documentary Feature
1967 Woman Times Seven starring Shirley MacLaine and Peter Sellers
1968 A Place for Lovers (Amanti) starring Faye Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni
1970 Sunflower (I Girasoli) starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini) Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1972 We'll Call Him Andrew (Lo chiameremo Andrea) starring Nino Manfredi
1973 A Brief Vacation (Una breve vacanza) David di Donatello Award Winner
1976 Black and White in Color (Noir et Blanc en Couleur) Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1979 Adoption (L'adoption) starring Geraldine Chaplin
1981 The Yellow Star – The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45 (Der Gelbe Stern) Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
1984 Love on the Ground (L'Amour par Terre) starring Jane Birkin and Geraldine Chaplin
Dangerous Moves (La Diagonale du Fou) Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1990 American Dream Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
1991 November Days Documentary Feature
1995 Two Bits starring Al Pacino
1997 White Lies starring Rosanna Arquette and Harvey Fierstein
1998 Central Station (Central do Brasil) Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1999 Children of the Night Documentary Short with rare footage of Children in the Holocaust
One Day in September Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
2001 Behind the Sun (Abril Despedaçado) Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
2004 The Chorus (Les Choristes) Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and for Best Music
2008 The Yellow Handkerchief starring William Hurt, Maria Bello and Kristen Stewart
The Children of Huang Shi starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell and Chow Yun-Fat
2009 Feathered Fan and Silken Ribbon Documentary Feature
2012 Russian Disco (Russendisko) based on Wladimir Kaminer's acclaimed book

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