Elisabeth Rygård

(1946 – )

Born 1946, Denmark. Has an MA diploma in Turkish language. Director and scriptwriter since the mid-1970s with an extensive production covering short fiction films, TV drama, documentaries and feature films.

Made her first film in 1975, the feminist comedy "Ta'' det som en mand, Frue"/"Take It Like a Man, Ma''m!" in collaboration with Mette Knudsen and Li Vilstrup. The film took home a prize in Berlin. Among her short fiction films, many of which are seen from a child''s perspective, is "Glashjertet"/"The Heart of Glass" (1987), a story of a divorce experienced by two children. Her second feature film, "Omfavn mig måne"/"House of Hearts" (2002), was honoured in Antalya, Turkey, and received Honourable Mention in Frankfurt.

Title Year Function Category
House of Hearts 2002 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Mine drømmes hus 1997 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Himlen er vores grænse - kvinder i Pakistan 1996 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Mellem bjergene og havet 1994 Direction, Script, Appearance DK/Documentary
Barndommens landskaber 1992 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Saksens billeder. En film om papirklip 1990 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Blomstens ansigt 1989 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
The glass heart 1988 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Sangen om en tiger 1988 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
En hård dags nat 1987 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Jobtilbud i nazismens Tyskland 1986 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Din daglige dosis 1986 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Gøgeungen 1984 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
I want you back 1984 Production manager DK/Documentary
Veras historie - en film om modstandskamp 1983 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Bank under bordet 1983 Direction, Screenplay TV film
En fugl under mit hjerte 1981 Direction, Script, Executive producer DK/Documentary
Jeg blir'' så bange 1981 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Er det løgn, hva'' jeg si''r? 1978 Direction, Script TV film
Take it like a man, Ma''m 1975 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Historiebogen 8: Natten er dyster 1974 Voiceover DK/Documentary
Flemming og Kvik 1960 Inger DK/Feature