Gabriela Pichler

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Gabriela Pichler
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Gabriela Pichler at the 48th Guldbagge Awards.
Gabriela Katarina Pichler

(1980-03-11) 11 March 1980 (age 38)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2010–present
Notable work
Eat Sleep Die (2012)

Gabriela Katarina Pichler (born 11 March 1980 in Huddinge) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter.[1]


Pichler and her family moved from Stockholm to Örkelljunga when she was eight years old. Her mother, Ruzica Pichler, is from Bosnia and her father is from Austria.[1] Her mother plays one of the roles in her 2012 feature film debut Eat Sleep Die.[2] Pichler attended Öland's documentary school and School of Film Directing in Gothenburg.[1]

In 2010, she received a Guldbagge Award at the 45th Guldbagge Awards, in the category for Best Short film for Scratches (Skrapsår), which was her thesis at the School of Film Directing.[3] The same year she received the Bo Widerberg Scholarship.[1]

Pichler's first feature film, Eat Sleep Die, premiered in Sweden on 5 October 2012. The film won the Audience Award in International Film Critics' Week at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[4] Pichler was awarded two Guldbagge Awards at the 48th Guldbagge Awards for her work on the film; Best Directing and Best Screenplay. The film was also awarded in the category Best Film.[5] For the film, she was also awarded the Jan Myrdal Society's little literary prize "Robespierrepriset" on 13 April 2013 in Varberg.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "En debut med lyskraft" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Hej, vi finns här också" (in Swedish). Dagens Arbete. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Guldbagge till Gabriela Pichler" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Äta sova dö vinnare i Venedig" (in Swedish). Göteborgsposten. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Vinnare & Nominerade" (in Swedish). Guldbaggen. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Jan Myrdals tal till Maj Sjöwall och Gabriela Pichler vid prisutdelningen" (in Swedish). Jan Myrdal Society. Retrieved April 21, 2013.

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