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Nikolaj Arcel

(1972 – )

Director and scriptwriter. Born 25/8 1972. Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 2001.

Arcel made his feature film debut with 'King's Game' (2004), the first-ever Danish political thriller. Arcel breathed new life into Danish chrildren and teen films with the effect-laden 'Island of Lost Souls' (2007). He also directed the Oscar-nominated 'A Royal Affair' (2012), which was honoured with two Silver Bears at the Berlinale. He made his international debut with 'The Dark Tower' (2017).

Arcel has worked as a screenwriter on all titles in the cinematic adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's 'Department Q'-series as well as a number of titles such as 'Catch that Girl' (2002), the US remake in 2004, 'Fighter' (2007) and the massive mystery blockbuster 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' (2009).
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Ninna 2019 Editing supervisor DK/Feature
The Purity of Vengeance 2018 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Dark Tower 2017 Direction, Screenplay Feature
A Conspiracy of Faith 2016 Screenplay DK/Feature
The Absent One 2014 Screenplay, Concept DK/Feature
The Keeper of Lost Causes 2013 Screenplay, Concept DK/Feature
Antboy 2013 Storyline DK/Feature
A Royal Affair 2012 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Ronal Barbaren 2011 Script consultant DK/Feature
Truth About Men 2010 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2009 Screenplay Feature
Antichrist 2009 Script consultant DK/Feature
Journey to Saturn 2008 Screenplay, Dialogue director DK/Feature
Forførerens fald 2008 Consultant DK/Documentary
Island of lost souls 2007 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Cecilie 2007 Script DK/Feature
Fighter 2007 Co-writer DK/Feature
King's game 2004 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Scratch 2003 Script consultant DK/Feature
The Accident 2003 Consultant DK/Short fiction
Catch that girl 2002 Script, Director: 2. unit DK/Feature
Woyzeck's last symphony 2001 Direction, Script, Pizzeriaejer DK/Short fiction
Life of Flemming 2001 Script DK/Short fiction
The Chosen 7 2001 Story TV series
De vendte aldrig hjem 1997 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
2nd Prize for Best Featurefilm 2007 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2007 De fortabte sjæles ø
Silver Bear - Best Actor 2012 Berlinale 2012 En kongelig affære
Silver Bear - Best Screenplay 2012 Berlinale 2012 En kongelig affære
Audience Award - Wordl Cinema 2012 Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2012 En kongelig affære
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film 2013 Golden Globes 2013 En kongelig affære
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 En kongelig affære
Marrakech International Film Festival 2013-11-29 En kongelig affære
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013-03-01 En kongelig affære
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2013-01-24 En kongelig affære
Torun, Camerimage 2012-11-24 En kongelig affære
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2012-11-08 En kongelig affære
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2012-11-02 En kongelig affære
Mumbai Film Festival 2012-10-18 En kongelig affære
Busan International Film Festival 2012-10-04 En kongelig affære
Haifa International Film Festival 2012-09-29 En kongelig affære
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2012-09-15 En kongelig affære
Toronto International Film Festival 2012-09-06 En kongelig affære
Telluride Film Festival 2012-08-31 En kongelig affære
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2012-05-10 En kongelig affære
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2012-03-31 En kongelig affære
Berlinale 2012-02-09 En kongelig affære
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2011-11-10 Sandheden om mænd
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2011-09-05 Sandheden om mænd
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Sandheden om mænd
München International Film Festival 2011-06-24 Sandheden om mænd
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011-06-15 Sandheden om mænd
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2011-04-06 Sandheden om mænd
Göteborg International Film Festival 2011-01-28 Sandheden om mænd
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2010-08-18 Sandheden om mænd
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2008-07-03 De fortabte sjæles ø
Seattle International Film Festival 2008-05-22 De fortabte sjæles ø
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2008-03-27 De fortabte sjæles ø
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2007-10-18 De fortabte sjæles ø
London Film Festival 2007-10-17 De fortabte sjæles ø
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2007-08-17 De fortabte sjæles ø
Melbourne Film Festival 2007-07-25 De fortabte sjæles ø
Cannes, Festival de 2007-05-16 De fortabte sjæles ø
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2007-04-24 De fortabte sjæles ø
TIFF Kids 2007-04-13 De fortabte sjæles ø
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13 De fortabte sjæles ø
Berlinale 2007-02-08 De fortabte sjæles ø
Malmö, BUFF 2006-03-14 Kongekabale
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2005-11-11 Kongekabale
Reykjavik Film Festival 2005-09-29 Kongekabale
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2005-08-19 Kongekabale
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2005-07-07 Kongekabale
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2005-06-17 Kongekabale
Sydney Film Festival 2005-06-10 Kongekabale
Transilvania International Film Festival 2005-05-27 Kongekabale
Seattle International Film Festival 2005-05-19 Kongekabale
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2005-04-21 Kongekabale
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2005-04-02 Kongekabale
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04 Kongekabale
London Film Festival 2004-10-20 Kongekabale
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20 Kongekabale
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2004-08-04 Kongekabale
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.