Klaus Härö

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Klaus Härö
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Klaus Härö in 2010.
Born (1971-03-31) 31 March 1971 (age 43)
Occupation Film director

Klaus Härö, born 31 March 1971 in Porvoo (Swedish: Borgå), Finland, is a Finnish Swede film director. In 2004, Härö won Finland's State Prize for Art.[1]

He studied directing and attended screen writing seminars at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. He has directed four feature films Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002), Mother of Mine (2005) and The New Man (2007),[2][3]Letters to Father Jacob(2009),[4] as well as documentaries and short films. His films have won more than 60 prizes in festivals all over the world, and they have been successful with both critics and audiences. He works in both Sweden and Finland.

In 2003 Klaus Härö was awarded the Ingmar Bergman prize, the winner of which is chosen by Ingmar Bergman himself. Härö's first two features were chosen to represent Finland in the best foreign film category at the Oscars.



  1. ^ "Composite News Bulletin - November 2004". Finnish Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Variety 2007 http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117932648/ Review of ‘The New Man’ By Gunnar Rehlin. Thu, Feb. 1, 2007, retrieved 2-5-13
  3. ^ Svenskfinland 2008 http://svenskfinland.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/klaus-haro-won-2-prizes-at-italian-film-festival/ ‘The New Man’ won 2 prizes at Italian film festival. Tuesday 29.7.08. Retrieved 2-5-13.
  4. ^ From the Front Row 2010 http://www.fromthefrontrow.net/2010/10/klaus-haro-discusses-letters-to-father.html Review of ‘The Letters to Father Jakob’ By Matthew Lucas. Wednesday, October 06, 2010, retrieved 2-5-13.

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