In a Better World on Oscar shortlist

NOMINATION. "In a Better World", by Golden Globe winner Susanne Bier, is selected as one of the foreign language films contending for an Academy Award nomination.

Among the nine films on the shortlist for an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language category is Susanne Bier's drama "In a Better World". The final nominations will be announced on 25 January.

Susanne Bier's awardwinning film, which took home a Golden Globe, is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa. Story is by Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen, screenplay is by Anders Thomas Jensen, director of photography is Morten Søborg, and editor is Pernille Bech Christensen.


All nine contenders
See full shortlist  

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  

US Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics

Oscar nominations announcement
Tuesday 25 January 2011

Oscar ceremony
Sunday 27 February 2011

"Our experiment in this film is about looking at how little it really takes before a child – or an adult – thinks something is deeply unjust. It really doesn't take much, and I find that profoundly interesting. And scary," the directors says about the theme of her film. Read the entire interview 

About Susanne Bier

In the past decade Bier's films have won critical acclaim, drawn large audiences at the national boxoffice and been the subject of consistent and marked interest from international distributors.

Following her Danish feature 'The One and Only' (1999), bringing in nearly a million admissions in Denmark alone, her reputation as an established filmmaker excelled. Three critical and boxoffice hits followed: the Dogme film 'Open Hearts' (2002), selected for San Sebastian, Sundance, and Toronto, 'Brothers' (2004), a Sundance and San Sebastian participant and sold for a US remake, and Oscar-nominated 'After the Wedding' (2006).

Her US-produced 'Things We Lost in the Fire' (2007) stars Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro. Her 11th feature film 'In a Better World' (2010) opened to rave reviews and top boxoffice moving towards the half million mark in admissions.