Jon Bang Carlsen

(1950 – )

Film director. Born 28 September 1950. Graduate of the Danish Film School, 1976. Has written and directed more than thirty films, both documentaries and feature films. The director's signature hybrid style combines documentary and fictional interpretations, and many of his documentaries are visually and symbolically powerful, often staged portraits of marginal figures and milieus.

Early classics include "Jenny" (1977), "A Rich Man" (1979), "Hotel of the Stars" (1981), "Phoenix Bird" (1984) and "Before the Guests Arrive" (1986).
Title Year Function Category
Dreaming Arizona 2022 Direction, Screenplay DK/Documentary
The Banality of Grief 2021 Direction, Story, Cinematographer, Producer, Editor DK/Documentary
Deja vu 2016 Direction, Appearance, Cinematography, Producer, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Født til filmen 2015 Appearance DK/Documentary
Cats in Riga 2014 Direction, Editor, Screenplay Documentary
Just the Right Amount of Violence 2013 Direction, Stills, Screenplay, Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Karen Blixen - behind her mask 2011 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Blinded Angels 2007 Direction, Appearance, Script, Cinematography, Stills, Producer DK/Feature
Purity Beats Everything 2007 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Stills, Executive producer DK/Documentary
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
En gammel bamses fortælling 2003 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary
En gammel bamses fortælling - og to andre børnefilm af Jon Bang Carlsen 2003 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography Anthology
Zuma the puma 2002 Direction, Script, Producer DK/Documentary
Portræt af Gud 2001 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary
Addicted to Solitude 1999 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Producer DK/Documentary
Min afrikanske dagbog 1999 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Min irske dagbog 1996 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
It's Now Or Never 1996 Direction, Script, Production, Stills DK/Documentary
How to Invent Reality 1996 Direction, Cinematography, Stills DK/Documentary
Carmen & Babyface 1995 Direction DK/Feature
Life Will Be Lived 1994 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Blændet 1992 Direction TV series
The Boys From St. Petri 1991 Betjent ved fangetransport DK/Feature
I'm Also a Berliner 1990 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Yesterdays Heroes 1990 Direction DK/Experimental
Smalfilmerens søn 1989 Direction, Script, Production, Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Baby Doll 1988 Direction DK/Feature
Time out 1988 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Jeg ville først finde sandheden 1987 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Før gæsterne kommer 1986 Direction, Script, Production DK/Documentary
Ophelia Comes to Town 1985 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Fugl Fønix 1984 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Årets længste dag 1984 Direction, Script TV film
The element of crime 1984 Vred politimand DK/Feature
Hotel of the stars 1981 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Du er smuk - jeg elsker dig 1981 Direction TV film
Next stop - Paradise 1980 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Achilleshælen er mit våben 1979 Appearance DK/Feature
A rich man 1979 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Dreams Don't Make Noise When They Die 1979 Erik, ung politiker DK/Feature
A fisherman from Hanstholm 1977 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Jenny 1977 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Evening Land 1977 Appearance DK/Feature
Dejlig er den himmel blå 1975 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
White man's seed 1975 Direction DK/Documentary
Idiot Sara 1973 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing, Sound DK/Documentary