Thomas Vinterberg (born 19 May 1969) is a Danish film director who, along with Lars von Trier, co-founded the Dogme 95 movement in filmmaking, which established rules for simplifying movie production.
Life and career [ edit ]
Vinterberg was born in
Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1993, he graduated from the National Film School of Denmark with Last Round ( Sidste Omgang), which won the jury and producers' awards at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools, and First Prize at Tel Aviv. That year Vinterberg made his first TV drama for DR TV and his short fiction film , produced by The Boy Who Walked Backwards Birgitte Hald at Nimbus Film.
This film has won awards and accolades all over the world, including Nordic Panorama in Iceland, the
International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Toronto Film Festival.
His first feature film was
( The Biggest Heroes De Største Helte), a road movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark.
In 1995, Vinterberg formed the
Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.
Following that dogma in 1998, he conceived, wrote and directed (and also had a small acting role in) the first of the Dogme movies,
( The Celebration Festen). As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial credit. However, he and the film won numerous nominations and awards, including the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. [1 ]
In 2003 he directed the
apocalyptic science fiction love story , a movie he wrote, directed and produced himself over a period of five years. This movie was entirely in English and featured, among others, It's All About Love Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, and Sean Penn. The movie did not do well, as critics and audiences found it idiosyncratic and somewhat incomprehensible.
His next film, the English-language
(2005), scripted by Dear Wendy Lars von Trier, also flopped, even in his native Denmark where it sold only 14,521 tickets. However he won the Silver George for Best Director at the [2 ] 27th Moscow International Film Festival. Vinterberg then tried to retrace his roots with a smaller Danish-language production, [3 ] (2007), which also flopped, selling only 31,232 tickets. En mand kommer hjem [4 ]
On 1 August 2008. he directed the music video for "
The Day That Never Comes", the first single off Metallica's album . Death Magnetic
His 2010 film
was nominated for the Submarino Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. [5 ]
In 2012, his film
competed for the The Hunt Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival [6 ] and was nominated for the [7 ] Best Foreign Language Film award at the 86th Academy Awards.
In 2015, he released "
Far From The Madding Crowd" an adaptation of the acclaimed Thomas Hardy novel.
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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Louis Malle (1988)
Maria Khmelik (1989)
Vitali Kanevsky (1990)
Jaco Van Dormael (1991)
István Szabó (1992)
Arif Aliev, Sergei Bodrov, Boris Giller (1996)
Chris Vander Stappen, Alain Berliner (1997)
Peter Howitt (1998)
István Szabó, Israel Horovitz (1999)
Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri (2000)
Danis Tanović (2001)
Pedro Almodóvar (2002)
Bernd Lichtenberg (2003)
Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri (2004)
Hany Abu-Assad, Bero Beyer (2005)
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (2006)
Fatih Akin (2007)
Matteo Garrone, Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Massimo Gaudioso (2008)
Michael Haneke (2009)
Robert Harris, Roman Polanski (2010)
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (2011)
Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg (2012)
François Ozon (2013)
Paweł Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2014)
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou (2015)