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May el-Toukhy

(1977 – )

Director. Born 17/8 1977. Graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2002. Graduated as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009.

el-Toukhy has directed a number of radio and television shows. She made her feature debut with the romantic comedy 'Long Story Short' (2015), an ensemble drama with Mille Lehfeldt, Trine Dyrholm, Jens Albinus and Danica Curcic. The film won a Bodil for best script and best actress as well as a Robert for best supporting actress.

el-Toukhy's second feature film, 'Queen of Hearts' (2019), written by the director in collaboraton with Maren Louise Käehne, won the audience award at Sundance along with the main prize at Göteborg for best Nordic film as well as best actress and the audience award. The film also took home the Nordic Council Film Prize 2019.

She has directed several episodes of 'Ride Upon the Storm' season 1.
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Queen of Hearts 2019 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Herrens veje 1 2017 Direction TV series
Arvingerne 3 2017 Direction TV series
Long Story Short 2015 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Borgen 1 2010 Assistant director TV series
Stykke for stykke 2009 Direction, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Camping 2009 2nd assistant director DK/Feature
Mors dag 2005 Direction, Producer, Screenplay DK/Short fiction
Min velsignede bror 2003 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
5 hjerteslag 2003 Direction Anthology
Stereo 2001 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Dragon Award Best Nordic Film 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
Audience Award 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
Best Actress 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
Audience Award 2019 Sundance Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
Best Actor 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
Best Director 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival 2019 Dronningen
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
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2019-11-20 Dronningen
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2019-10-29 Dronningen
Mumbai Film Festival 2019-10-17 Dronningen
Zürich Film Festival 2019-09-26 Dronningen
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2019-09-26 Dronningen
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2019-09-19 Dronningen
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2019-08-17 Dronningen
Melbourne Film Festival 2019-08-01 Dronningen
Sydney Film Festival 2019-06-05 Dronningen
Transilvania International Film Festival 2019-05-31 Dronningen
Vilnius International Film Festival 2019-03-22 Dronningen
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019-03-18 Dronningen
Berlinale 2019-02-07 Dronningen
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25 Dronningen
Sundance Film Festival 2019-01-24 Dronningen
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2019-01-23 Dronningen
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2015-10-01 Lang historie kort
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Lang historie kort
Shanghai International Film Festival 2015-06-13 Lang historie kort
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 Lang historie kort
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.