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Ole Bornedal

(1959 – )

Director. Born 26/5 1959, Denmark. Ole Bornedal has with his boundary pushing work and grand gestures been a significant figure in Danish cinema since the 1990s.


Bornedal started his career in radio in the 1980's before turning to television entertainment and satire as well as stage writing and directing. He was head of fiction in DR from 1993 to 1994, where he quit to dedicate himself to feature filmmaking after his massive breakthrough with his feature film debut "Nightwatch" (1994), establishing him as one of the innovative directors of the Danish new wave of the 1990s. Bornedal also directed the US remake of the film, released in 1998.


His 1996 road movie comedy series "Charlot and Charlotte" made him a frontrunner in the golden age of Danish TV drama as well. He followed up with the miniseries thriller "Deep Water" in 1999.


Bornedal's third feature film, the international large-scale English-language co-production "I am Dina" (2002), was also a success. After several years as a stage director, Bornedal returned to filmmaking in 2007 with the children's horror film "The Substitute" (2007), thrillers "Just Another Love Story" (2007) and "Deliver Us From Evil" (2009) and US horror film "The Possession" (2012).


In 2014, Bornedal's high profile historical TV drama "1864" became the subject of great debate about historic accuracy in fiction in Denmark.


Bornedal returned to his comedy roots with the dark comedy "Small Town Killers" (2017). "The Road to Mandalay" (2018) is a portrait of the popular Danish singer-songwriter John Mogensen.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
The Way to Mandalay 2018 Direction, Screenplay, Co-producer DK/Feature
Small Town Killers 2017 Direction, Screenplay, Co-producer DK/Feature
1864 2014 Direction, Screenplay, Co-producer, B-camera operator TV series
1864 - brødre i krig 2014 Direction, Screenplay, B-camera operator DK/Feature
Dibbuk box 2012 Direction Feature
Fri os fra det onde 2009 Direction, Script DK/Feature
The Substitute 2007 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Kærlighed på film 2007 Direction, Script, Camera assistant: 2. unit, Bosnia and Herzegovina DK/Feature
Clown 2005 Ole TV series
Bernie and Bingo 2004 Bjørno DK/Short fiction
I am Dina 2002 Direction, Script Feature
Dybt vand 1 1999 Direction
Dybt vand 2 1999 Direction
Dybt vand 1999 Direction, Script TV film
Nightwatch 1998 Direction, Script Feature
Mimic 1997 Producer Feature
Charlot og Charlotte 1996 Direction, Script TV series
Sprængt nakke 1995 Direction, Script TV film
Nightwatch 1994 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Eva 1994 Appearance TV film
I en del af verden 1993 Direction, Script TV film
Masturbator 1993 Direction, Script TV film
Dr. Dip 1990 Script TV series
Den go'e, den onde og den virk'li sjove 1990 Script TV series
Den gode, den onde & den virk'li sjove 1990 Appearance, Screenplay TV series
Tonny Toupé show 1985 Digteren Svend Geddike Jørgensen TV series

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Audience Award 1995 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 1995 Nattevagten
Label Regards Jeune 2007 Malmö, BUFF 2007 Vikaren
Int. Church Prize 2007 Malmö, BUFF 2007 Vikaren
New Vision - Best Film 2009 SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2009 Fri os fra det onde
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2007 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2007 Vikaren
Speciel Mention 2008 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2008 Vikaren
Audience Award 2008 TIFF Kids 2008 Vikaren
Best Children Film 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008 Vikaren
Acknowledgement 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008 Vikaren
Acknowledgement 2008 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008 Vikaren
The Silver Mèliés 2017 Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2017 Dræberne fra Nibe
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
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2018-09-19 Så længe jeg lever
Shanghai International Film Festival 2018-06-16 Så længe jeg lever
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26 Så længe jeg lever
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2017-08-19 Dræberne fra Nibe
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2017-06-30 Dræberne fra Nibe
Transilvania International Film Festival 2017-06-02 Dræberne fra Nibe
Seattle International Film Festival 2017-05-18 Dræberne fra Nibe
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2017-04-04 Dræberne fra Nibe
Berlinale 2017-02-09 Dræberne fra Nibe
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Nattevagten
Toronto International Film Festival 2010-10-26 Vikaren
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2010-09-23 Vikaren
Shanghai International Film Festival 2010-06-12 Vikaren
Transilvania International Film Festival 2010-05-28 Fri os fra det onde
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2010-04-03 Fri os fra det onde
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27 Fri os fra det onde
Mumbai Film Festival 2009-10-29 Fri os fra det onde
Hamptons Film Festival 2009-10-08 Fri os fra det onde
Busan International Film Festival 2009-10-08 Fri os fra det onde
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2009-10-02 Fri os fra det onde
Toronto International Film Festival 2009-09-10 Fri os fra det onde
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2009-06-30 Kærlighed på film
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2009-02-12 Kærlighed på film
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Kærlighed på film
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 Kærlighed på film
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29 Kærlighed på film
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2008-10-21 Vikaren
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2008-10-02 Kærlighed på film
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2008-09-25 Vikaren
Austin Fantastic Fest 2008-09-18 Kærlighed på film
Melbourne Film Festival 2008-07-25 Vikaren
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2008-07-18 Vikaren
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 2008-07-03 Vikaren
Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival 2008-07-01 Vikaren
München International Film Festival 2008-06-20 Kærlighed på film
Taipei Film Festival 2008-06-20 Kærlighed på film
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008-06-18 Kærlighed på film
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2008-06-01 Vikaren
Transilvania International Film Festival 2008-05-30 Kærlighed på film
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2008-04-22 Vikaren
TIFF Kids 2008-04-11 Vikaren
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 2008-03-27 Vikaren
Berlinale 2008-02-07 Kærlighed på film
Göteborg International Film Festival 2008-01-25 Kærlighed på film
Sundance Film Festival 2008-01-17 Kærlighed på film
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 2007-12-07 Vikaren
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2007-12-01 Vikaren
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007-11-30 Vikaren
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2007-11-19 Vikaren
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31 Vikaren
London Film Festival 2007-10-17 Vikaren
Hamptons Film Festival 2007-10-17 Vikaren
Amsterdam Cinekid 2007-10-14 Vikaren
Toronto International Film Festival 2007-09-06 Vikaren
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2007-08-17 Vikaren
Giffoni Film Festival 2007-07-12 Vikaren
Cannes, Festival de 2007-05-16 Vikaren
Malmö, BUFF 2007-03-13 Vikaren
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2005-11-11 Nattevagten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2000-11-02 Nattevagten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1998-11-05 Nattevagten
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 1995-07-06 Nattevagten
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1995-06-30 Nattevagten
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 1995-03-10 Nattevagten
Berlinale 1995-02-09 Nattevagten
Miami International Film festival 1995-02-03 Nattevagten
Göteborg International Film Festival 1995-02-03 Nattevagten
Malmö, BUFF 1995-01-23 Nattevagten
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1994-11-03 Nattevagten
Valladolid International Film Festival 1994-10-21 Nattevagten
Chicago International Film Festival 1994-10-06 Nattevagten
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 1994-10-04 Nattevagten
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 1994-10-01 Nattevagten
Toronto International Film Festival 1994-09-08 Nattevagten
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1994-08-26 Nattevagten
Cannes, Festival de 1994-05-12 Nattevagten
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.