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Laurits Munch-Petersen

(1973 – )

Director. Born 19 July 1973, Denmark. Graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark, 2003. His graduation film "Between Us" won a number of international awards, including an Oscar, or Student Academy Award, for best foreign-language student film in 2004.



He has directed a string of award-winning documentaries, television series and feature films. His feature film debut, "Ambulance" (2005), was sold for a US remake. He made his second feature film, "Over the Edge," in 2012.



"Shadow of a Hero" (2015) is Munch-Petersen's first feature-length documentary. Chronicling his own family story, the director searches for the truth about his grandfather, the poet and Denmark's first true Surrealist painter Gustaf Munch-Petersen, who died in the Spanish Civil War as a member of the International Brigades. Ruth Brejnholm, who plays Laurits Munch-Petersen's grandmother in the film, was nominated for a Bodil Award as the first actor in a documentary, in 2016.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
På tur med far - Julegaven til Prik 1:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
På tur med far - Halvt svensk 2:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
On The Road With Dad - Find the Moose 3:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
På tur med far - Pappabilen får vinger 4:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
På tur med far - Lillesøster Lucia 5:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
På tur med far - Pappabilens fødselsdag 6:6 2018 Direction, Far DK/Documentary
On the Road with Dad 2017 Direction, Appearance, Screenplay Series (documentary)
The Dolphin 2017 Direction, Togkontrollør, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Shadow of a Hero 2015 Direction, Appearance, Screenplay DK/Documentary
Over the edge 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
De 7 drab - æresdrabet i Slagelse 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - seriemordet i Randers 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - mordbranden på Bornholm 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - kunstnerdrabet i Martofte 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - dobbeltdrabet på Femøren 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - pigedrabet i Benløse 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
De 7 drab - rockerdrabet i Glostrup 2010 Direction, Screenplay TV documentary
Hurry home 2009 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Forførerens fald 2008 Direction, Script DK/Documentary
Ambulance 2005 Direction, Amulancefører, Script DK/Feature
Between Us 2003 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Livshunger 2002 Appearance TV series
The Good Son 2001 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Tre på en motorcykel 2001 Direction, Music, Screenplay, Producer DK/Short fiction
Janes drøm 1999 Direction, Script TV documentary
Tempo 1998 Direction, Screenplay DK/Experimental
It's a Game 1998 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
One Year 1997 Direction, Script, Production DK/Short fiction
Cirklen 1996 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Short fiction
Lisas dag 1994 Direction, Dreng på bro, Screenplay, Producer, Editor DK/Short fiction
A woman in every town 1993 Direction, Screenplay, Line producer, Cinematographer, Editor DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Honorable Mention 2003 Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2003 Mellem os
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
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016-03-18 Skyggen af en helt
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005-09-22 Ambulancen
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.