Lisa Langseth

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Lisa Langseth
Lisa Langseth Cannes 2012 (cropped).JPG
Langseth at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012.
Born (1975-04-20) 20 April 1975 (age 44)
Alma materStockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
OccupationPlaywright, Screenwriter, Director
Years active2004-present

Lisa Langseth (born April 20, 1975) is a Swedish screenwriter and film director. Her writing and directing film credits include Pure (2009), Hotell (2013) and Euphoria (2017).


Langseth began her career as a playwright and theatre director. In 2004 she directed Noomi Rapace in the play Beloved which she had also written.[1] In 2006 she directed the short film Godkänd.

In 2009 she directed her debut film Pure, an adaptation of one of her plays starring Alicia Vikander as Katarina.[2] Langseth was awarded the 2010 Guldbagge Award for Best Screenplay for her work on the film, along with receiving a nomination for the Guldbagge Award for Best Director.

Langseth's 2013 comedy-drama Hotell debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema program.[3] The film reunited her with Alicia Vikander. For her work in the film, she received a nomination for the 2014 Guldbagge Award for Best Screenplay.

Her last film is titled Euphoria, featuring regular collaborator Vikander, along with Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling. It has been described as a drama film set in a "fictional euthanasia clinic."[4] It will be her English-language debut and was set for a 2017 release. It describes a conflict between two sisters, Ines (Alicia Vikander) and Emilie (Eva Green), who then travel through Europe towards a mystery destination. It is termed as a drama/mystery genre.

In 2019, Netflix announced that Langseth is the creator behind its second Swedish-language TV series, called Love & Anarchy.[5]



  1. ^ "The Swedish Film Database". Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ Saito, Stephen. "TIFF '13 INTERVIEW: LISA LANGSETH CHECKS INTO "HOTELL"". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. ^ Simon, Alissa. "Film Review: 'Hotell'". Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW: LISA LANGSETH WANTS TO DO IT ALL". Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ Mitchell, Robert (August 29, 2019). "Netflix Commissions Second Swedish Original From 'Quicksand' Producers". Variety.

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