Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

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Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Born (1947-03-02) 2 March 1947 (age 67)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Film director
Years active 1978 – 2003

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (born 2 March 1947 in Copenhagen) is a Danish film director, musician, and song writer. He was one of the founders and practitioners of the Dogme95 project, for creating films without artificial technology or techniques.

Early career[edit]

Kragh-Jacobsen started out as a popular musician in Denmark, before attending film school in Prague. After returning to Denmark, he directed and co-wrote television productions.

He became one of the developers of the avant-garde film-making project Dogme95, based on creating films based only on reality, without artificial lighting and technology.

Marriage and family[edit]

Kragh-Jacobsen is married. They live in Copenhagen with their two children.


His first feature film was Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? (1978). This was followed by the successful Rubber Tarzan (1981), Thunderbirds (1983), Emma's Shadow (1988), Shower of Gold (1988), The Boys from St. Petri (1991), The Island on Bird Street (1997), and his international break-through, dogme #3 Mifune's Last Song (1999), and Skagerrak (2003). Mifune's Last Song won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Skagerrak was entered into the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] He has done some commercials and Danish/Swedish TV series.

Acclaimed internationally, he has received several major awards for his work, including the Memorial François Truffaut Award/Giffoni, an Emmy for The Island on Bird Street and a Silver Bear at the Berlinale film festival in Berlin for Mifune's Last Song. The Boys from St. Petri was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Boys from St. Petri". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-16.