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Nils Malmros

(1944 – )

Born 5 October 1944, Denmark. Graduate of medicine, 1988.

Malmros, who found inspiration early on in the French New Wave, is considered one of Danish cinema's major auteurs. As both screenwriter and director, Malmros maintains a strong autobiographical element in his works which draw on the director's memories of growing up in the provincial town of Aarhus. His films are characterized by a unique psychological realism, often using amateur actors from the actual milieus he depicts.

Malmros's made his feature film debut in 1968 with 'A Strange Love. His breakthrough film 'Lars Ole 5c' (1973) is the first part of a trilogy on childhood and adolescence, followed by 'Boys' (1977) and 'The Tree of Knowledge' (1981), all considered classics in Danish cinema. The autobiographical inspiration is directly evident in 'Aarhus by Night' (1989), which replays the making of 'Boys'.

He since moved on to depicting life as an adult in the autobiographical 'Pain of Love' (1992) and the literary adaption 'Barbara' (1997). He then followed up with 'Facing the Truth' (2002), 'Aching Hearts' (2009) and 'Sorrow and Joy' (2013), which Malmros has called his final film.

Malmros won four Danish Bodil Awards as well as six Danish Robert Awards. Selected for competition in Berlin were 'Beauty and the Beast' (1983), 'Pain of Love' (1992) and 'Barbara' (1997).
Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Interruption 2015 Script consultant DK/Short fiction
Sorrow and Joy 2013 Direction, Screenplay DK/Feature
Aching hearts 2009 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Facing the Truth 2002 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Barbara 1997 Direction, Script, Continuity DK/Feature
Pain of Love 1992 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Århus by night 1989 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Beauty and the Beast 1983 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The Tree of Knowledge 1981 Direction, Script, Dubbing DK/Feature
Kammesjukjul 1978 Direction, Script, Sound TV film
Boys 1977 Direction, Script, Production, Sound DK/Feature
Lars Ole, 5c 1973 Direction, Script, Production, Editing, Musiklærer DK/Feature
En mærkelig kærlighed 1968 Direction, Script, Cinematography, Editing, Executive producer DK/Feature

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Best Actress 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival 2009 Kærestesorger
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015-01-02 Sorg og glæde
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2014-11-07 Sorg og glæde
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2014-11-06 Sorg og glæde
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2014-10-23 Sorg og glæde
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2014-10-16 Sorg og glæde
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014-06-18 Sorg og glæde
Shanghai International Film Festival 2014-06-14 Sorg og glæde
Jeonju International Film Festival 2014-05-01 Sorg og glæde
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2014-04-23 Barbara
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Sorg og glæde
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2014-01-22 At kende sandheden
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013-11-15 Sorg og glæde
Rome International Film Festival 2013-11-08 Sorg og glæde
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2013-08-15 Sorg og glæde
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Kærestesorger
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29 Kærestesorger
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2009-12-05 Kærestesorger
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04 Kærestesorger
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2009-09-24 Kærestesorger
Shanghai International Film Festival 2009-06-13 Kærestesorger
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23 Kærestesorger
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29 Kundskabens træ
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25 At kende sandheden
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05 At kende sandheden
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24 At kende sandheden
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002-10-31 At kende sandheden
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 At kende sandheden
Haifa International Film Festival 1998-10-05 Barbara
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 1998-07-23 Barbara
Cannes, Festival de 1998-05-13 Barbara
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 1998-04-23 Barbara
Berlinale 1998-02-11 Barbara
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.