Klaus Härö

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Klaus Härö
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Klaus Härö in 2010.
Born (1971-03-31) 31 March 1971 (age 46)
Occupation Film director

Klaus Härö (born 31 March 1971 in Porvoo, Finland) is a Finnish 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 several feature films, including: Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2003), Mother of Mine (2005) and The New Man (2007), [2][3] Letters to Father Jacob (2009) and The Fencer (2015),[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. Four of Härö's features were chosen as Finland's submission for the best foreign-language film category at the Oscars.[5]


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  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.
  5. ^ Betsy Sharkey (2010-10-15). "Movie review: 'Letters to Father Jacob'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-01-09. Popular on the festival circuit, the movie was Finland's Oscar submission last year, and the third of Härö's films to represent the country. 

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