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Anders Thomas Jensen

(1972 – )

Screenwriter, director. Born 6 April 1972. Self-taught.

Anders Thomas Jensen won an Oscar in 1999 for his short fiction film 'Election Night' and has since written more than 25 features in a wide variety of genres, including collaborations with directors Susanne Bier, Lone Scherfig and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. Jensen wrote the screenplay for Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" (2010), which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011.

Jensen's own feature films, characterised by dark humour and comical contrasts, create their own universe in which immature and self-deceiving men confront each other, often violently. In his highly popular directorial debut "Flickering Lights" (2000), a gang of bumbling criminals join forces to open a restaurant. The macabre "The Green Butchers" (2003) is about two young butchers selling human flesh on the sly. Even more ambitious is "Adam's Apples" (2005). Taking off from the Biblical tale of Job, a sorely tried minister and a neo-Nazi form an odd friendship in a fable about the power of evil and the necessity of fellowship. Jensen's fourth feature film "Men & Chicken" carries the characteristics of his three previous features: the dark humour and comical contrasts.

As a screenwriter, Jensen commands an impressive range, from laddish pop to wittily poignant satire and sensitive melodrama, marked always by an uncommon sense of dramatic momentum and a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue.

Jensen in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Bodil Award for his overall achievement in Danish film.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Daniel 2019 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Dark Tower 2017 Screenplay Feature
Men & Chicken 2015 Direction, Story, Screenplay DK/Feature
A Second Chance 2015 Screenplay, Story DK/Feature
The Shamer's Daughter 2015 Screenplay DK/Feature
Land of Mine 2015 Consultant DK/Feature
People Get Eaten 2015 Script consultant DK/Feature
The Salvation 2014 Screenplay DK/Feature
All for Two 2013 Screenplay DK/Feature
Tomgang 2013 Screenplay TV series
Love Is All You Need 2012 Screenplay, Story DK/Feature
In a Better World 2010 Script DK/Feature
Donkeys 2010 Character developer Feature
At World's End 2009 Script DK/Feature
The New Tenants 2009 Script DK/Short fiction
The duchess 2009 Script Feature
Antichrist 2009 Script consultant DK/Feature
Fear Me Not 2008 Screenplay DK/Feature
Til døden os skiller 2007 Script DK/Feature
Hvid nat 2007 Script DK/Feature
After the Wedding 2006 Script, Writer DK/Feature
Clash of Egos 2006 Script DK/Feature
Red Road 2006 Character developer DK/Feature
Adam's Apples 2005 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The sun king 2005 Script DK/Feature
Mørke 2005 Script DK/Feature
Dear Wendy 2005 Script consultant DK/Feature
Brothers 2004 Script, Screenplay DK/Feature
The Green Butchers 2003 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Skagerrak 2003 Script DK/Feature
Stealing Rembrandt 2003 Script DK/Feature
Gamle mænd i nye biler 2002 Script DK/Feature
Open Hearts 2002 Script DK/Feature
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself 2002 Script DK/Feature
Grev Axel 2001 Script DK/Feature
Flickering Lights 2000 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Dykkerne 2000 Script DK/Feature
The King Is Alive 2000 Script DK/Feature
Zacharias Carl Borg 2000 Script DK/Short fiction
En sjælden fugl 1999 Script DK/Short fiction
Mifunes sidste sang 1999 Script DK/Feature
In China They Eat Dogs 1999 Script DK/Feature
Election Night 1998 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Baby Doom 1998 Script DK/Feature
Albert 1998 Script DK/Feature
Nøglebørn 1998 Script DK/Short fiction
Wolfgang 1997 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
David's book 1997 Script DK/Short fiction
Ernst og lyset 1996 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Café Hector 1996 Script DK/Short fiction
Hvileløse hjerte 1996 Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
First Prize, Best Fiction Feature Film 2006 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2006 Adams æbler
Audience Award 2006 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2006 Adams æbler
The Silver Mèliés 2006 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2006 Adams æbler
Best Screenplay 2010 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010 Hævnen
Best Comedy 2015 Austin Fantastic Fest 2015 Mænd og høns
Méliès d' Argent Award 2015 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2015 Mænd og høns
Kodak Nordic Vision Award, Best Photographer 2001 Göteborg International Film Festival 2001 Blinkende lygter
The Silver Mèliés 2004 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2004 De grønne slagtere
Audience Award 2005 Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005 Adams æbler
Audience Award 2005 Warsaw International Film Festival 2005 Adams æbler
Best Actor 2006 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006 Adams æbler
Best Featurfilm 2006 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006 Adams æbler
Audience Award 2006 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2006 Adams æbler
Young People's Jury Award 2006 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2006 Adams æbler
Speciel Mention 2015 SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2015 Mænd og høns
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Reykjavik Film Festival 2018-09-27 Mænd og høns
Melbourne Film Festival 2016-07-28 Mænd og høns
Shanghai International Film Festival 2016-06-11 Mænd og høns
Jeonju International Film Festival 2016-04-28 Mænd og høns
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2016-04-20 Mænd og høns
Beijing International Film Festival 2016-04-08 Mænd og høns
Vilnius International Film Festival 2016-03-31 Mænd og høns
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016-03-21 Mænd og høns
Sofia International Film Festival 2016-03-10 Mænd og høns
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2016-02-18 Mænd og høns
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 Mænd og høns
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2016-01-27 Mænd og høns
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016-01-01 Mænd og høns
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Mænd og høns
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2015-10-09 Mænd og høns
Warsaw International Film Festival 2015-10-09 Mænd og høns
London Film Festival 2015-10-07 Mænd og høns
Austin Fantastic Fest 2015-09-24 Mænd og høns
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Mænd og høns
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2015-09-17 Mænd og høns
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-09-10 Mænd og høns
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2015-08-15 Mænd og høns
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2015-07-03 Mænd og høns
München International Film Festival 2015-06-25 Mænd og høns
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19 Valgaften
Marrakech International Film Festival 2013-11-29 Adams æbler
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Adams æbler
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20 Valgaften
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Adams æbler
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 De grønne slagtere
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Valgaften
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25 Adams æbler
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11 Valgaften
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2006-10-06 Adams æbler
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2006-07-13 Adams æbler
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2006-07-06 Adams æbler
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2006-07-03 Adams æbler
Sydney Film Festival 2006-06-09 Adams æbler
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25 Adams æbler
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2006-04-20 Adams æbler
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2006-04-01 Adams æbler
Vilnius International Film Festival 2006-03-24 Adams æbler
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2006-03-10 Adams æbler
Sofia International Film Festival 2006-03-09 Adams æbler
Berlinale 2006-02-09 Adams æbler
Sundance Film Festival 2006-01-19 Adams æbler
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18 Adams æbler
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2005-11-11 Blinkende lygter
Marrakech International Film Festival 2005-11-11 Adams æbler
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2005-10-21 Adams æbler
Warsaw International Film Festival 2005-10-07 Adams æbler
Reykjavik Film Festival 2005-09-29 Adams æbler
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005-09-22 Adams æbler
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2005-09-15 Adams æbler
Toronto International Film Festival 2005-09-08 Adams æbler
Transilvania International Film Festival 2005-05-27 De grønne slagtere
Cannes, Festival de 2005-05-11 Adams æbler
Warsaw International Film Festival 2004-10-07 De grønne slagtere
Melbourne Film Festival 2004-07-21 De grønne slagtere
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2004-07-15 De grønne slagtere
Sydney Film Festival 2004-06-11 De grønne slagtere
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2004-04-15 De grønne slagtere
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2004-03-12 De grønne slagtere
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2004-02-12 De grønne slagtere
Berlinale 2004-02-05 De grønne slagtere
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22 De grønne slagtere
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2003-11-06 De grønne slagtere
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2003-09-19 De grønne slagtere
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2003-09-18 De grønne slagtere
Toronto International Film Festival 2003-09-04 De grønne slagtere
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2003-08-17 De grønne slagtere
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 Wolfgang
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2001-12-01 Blinkende lygter
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01 Blinkende lygter
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2001-09-24 Blinkende lygter
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2001-07-04 Blinkende lygter
Cannes, Festival de 2001-05-09 Blinkende lygter
Berlinale 2001-02-07 Blinkende lygter
Göteborg International Film Festival 2001-01-26 Blinkende lygter
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10 Valgaften
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28 Valgaften
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04 Valgaften
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.