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Susanne Bier

(1960 – )

Born April 15 1960, Denmark. Graduate of the National Film School of Danmark, 1987. Academy Award semi-finalist and awardwinner at the Munich Film School Festival for her graduation film.



Bier's feature film debut, the Swedish-Danish co-production "Freud Leaving Home" (1990) was recipient of international plaudits, as was her Danish-Swedish-Portuguese "Family Matters" (1993). Bier's next Swedish film, "Like It Never was Before" (1995), was recipient of the Critic's Award at Montreal.

Following her Danish feature "The One and Only" (1999), a critics' favourite and bringing in nearly a million admissions in Denmark alone, her reputation as an established filmmaker excelled. Two boxoffice hits followed: the Dogme film "Open Hearts" (2002), selected for San Sebastian, Sundance, and Toronto where it received Special Mention, and "Brothers" (2004), recipient of the Audience Award at Sundance and Best Acting awards at San Sebastian (US remake by Jim Sheridan in 2009). Bier received an Oscar nomination for "After the Wedding" (2006), and 2007 saw the release of her US-produced "Things We Lost in the Fire", starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.



"In a Better World" (2010) opened to rave reviews and top boxoffice, toured worldwide - returning with prestigious awards from Rome and Seville, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Bird Box 2018 Direction Feature
A Second Chance 2015 Direction, Story DK/Feature
Serena 2014 Direction Feature
Love Is All You Need 2012 Direction, Story DK/Feature
In a Better World 2010 Direction DK/Feature
Things We Lost In the Fire 2007 Direction Feature
After the Wedding 2006 Direction, Writer DK/Feature
Brothers 2004 Direction DK/Feature
Open Hearts 2002 Direction, Story DK/Feature
The One And Only 2002 Executive producer Feature
Once in a lifetime 2000 Direction Feature
The One and Only 1999 Direction DK/Feature
Sekten 1997 Direction, Script DK/Feature
Pensionat Oskar 1995 Direction Feature
Abra kadabra 1995 Direction DK/Short fiction
Det bli'r i familien 1993 Direction DK/Feature
Luischen 1993 Direction TV film
Brev til Jonas 1992 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Freud leaving home 1991 Direction Feature
Notes on Love 1989 Assistant director, Additional dialogue DK/Experimental
The track 1988 Dramaturge DK/Documentary
Heaven and Hell 1988 Casting assistant DK/Feature
De saliges ø 1986 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Special Mention 2002 Toronto International Film Festival 2002 Elsker dig for evigt
Baltic Film Prize 2002 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002 Elsker dig for evigt
Critic's Prize 2004 Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2004 Brødre
The World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award 2005 Sundance Film Festival 2005 Brødre
Marc'Aurelio Grand Jury Award 2010 Rome International Film Festival 2010 Hævnen
Marc’Aurelio Audience Award for Best Film 2010 Rome International Film Festival 2010 Hævnen
Creative Excellence Award 2010 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010 Hævnen
Best Director 2010 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010 Hævnen
Best Screenplay 2010 Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010 Hævnen
Best Director 2010 Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2010 Hævnen
Honorary Award 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 Hævnen
Creative Excellence Award 2012 Reykjavik Film Festival 2012 Den skaldede frisør
Best Male Actor 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2004 Brødre
Best Actress 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2004 Brødre
Special Mention 2005 Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2005 Brødre
Grand Prize 2005 Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2005 Brødre
Audience Award 2005 Sydney Film Festival 2005 Brødre
FIPRESCI Award Best Actor 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007 Efter brylluppet
Best Male Actor 2010 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010 Hævnen
Best Foreign Language Film 2010 Golden Globes 2010 Hævnen
SIGNIS Jury Award 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014 En chance til
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Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 Hævnen
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 En chance til
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25 Elsker dig for evigt
Shanghai International Film Festival 2015-06-13 En chance til
Seattle International Film Festival 2015-05-14 En chance til
Beijing International Film Festival 2015-04-16 En chance til
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2015-04-15 En chance til
Miami International Film festival 2015-03-06 En chance til
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23 En chance til
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2014-12-13 En chance til
Torino International Film Festival 2014-11-21 En chance til
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2014-11-20 En chance til
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014-10-31 En chance til
London Film Festival 2014-10-08 En chance til
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014-09-19 En chance til
Toronto International Film Festival 2014-09-04 En chance til
Marrakech International Film Festival 2013-11-29 Brødre
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27 Elsker dig for evigt
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2012-11-20 Elsker dig for evigt
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2012-10-31 Den skaldede frisør
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2012-10-19 Den skaldede frisør
Bergen International Film festival 2012-10-17 Den skaldede frisør
Reykjavik Film Festival 2012-09-27 Elsker dig for evigt
Toronto International Film Festival 2012-09-06 Den skaldede frisør
Venice International Film Festival 2012-08-29 Den skaldede frisør
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Brødre
Sarajevo Film Festival 2011-07-22 Hævnen
Shanghai International Film Festival 2011-06-11 Hævnen
Transilvania International Film Festival 2011-06-03 Hævnen
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2011-04-02 Hævnen
Miami International Film festival 2011-03-04 Hævnen
Sofia International Film Festival 2011-03-04 Hævnen
Sundance Film Festival 2011-01-20 Hævnen
Golden Globes 2010-12-14 Hævnen
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11 Brødre
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010-12-03 Elsker dig for evigt
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2010-11-22 Hævnen
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010-11-19 Hævnen
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2010-11-05 Hævnen
Rome International Film Festival 2010-10-28 Hævnen
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2010-10-01 Hævnen
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2010-09-23 Hævnen
Toronto International Film Festival 2010-09-09 Hævnen
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13 Elsker dig for evigt
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07 Efter brylluppet
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20 Elsker dig for evigt
Sarajevo Film Festival 2007-08-17 Efter brylluppet
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2007-07-23 Efter brylluppet
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22 Efter brylluppet
Sydney Film Festival 2007-06-08 Efter brylluppet
Seattle International Film Festival 2007-05-24 Efter brylluppet
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2007-03-31 Efter brylluppet
Vilnius International Film Festival 2007-03-23 Efter brylluppet
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2007-03-20 Efter brylluppet
Sofia International Film Festival 2007-03-01 Efter brylluppet
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2007-01-25 Efter brylluppet
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2007-01-04 Efter brylluppet
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25 Elsker dig for evigt
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2006-11-23 Efter brylluppet
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2006-11-11 Efter brylluppet
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2006-11-01 Efter brylluppet
London Film Festival 2006-10-18 Efter brylluppet
Rome International Film Festival 2006-10-13 Efter brylluppet
Toronto International Film Festival 2006-09-07 Efter brylluppet
Cannes, Festival de 2006-05-17 Efter brylluppet
Sofia International Film Festival 2006-03-09 Brødre
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18 Brødre
Warsaw International Film Festival 2005-10-07 Brødre
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2005-09-15 Brødre
Melbourne Film Festival 2005-07-20 Brødre
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2005-07-16 Brødre
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2005-07-07 Brødre
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005-07-01 Brødre
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2005-06-17 Brødre
Sydney Film Festival 2005-06-10 Brødre
Seattle International Film Festival 2005-05-19 Brødre
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2005-04-02 Brødre
Vilnius International Film Festival 2005-04-01 Brødre
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2005-03-10 Brødre
Göteborg International Film Festival 2005-01-28 Brødre
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2005-01-26 Brødre
Sundance Film Festival 2005-01-20 Brødre
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04 Brødre
London Film Festival 2004-10-20 Brødre
Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2004-10-14 Brødre
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2004-09-23 Brødre
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2004-09-16 Brødre
Toronto International Film Festival 2004-09-09 Brødre
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22 Elsker dig for evigt
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10 Elsker dig for evigt
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2003-07-04 Elsker dig for evigt
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2003-04-12 Elsker dig for evigt
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05 Elsker dig for evigt
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2003-03-06 Elsker dig for evigt
Sofia International Film Festival 2003-03-05 Elsker dig for evigt
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2003-01-09 Elsker dig for evigt
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2002-11-08 Elsker dig for evigt
London Film Festival 2002-11-07 Elsker dig for evigt
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002-10-31 Elsker dig for evigt
Bergen International Film festival 2002-10-17 Elsker dig for evigt
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2002-09-26 Elsker dig for evigt
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2002-09-19 Elsker dig for evigt
Toronto International Film Festival 2002-09-06 Elsker dig for evigt
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17 Elsker dig for evigt
Cannes, Festival de 2002-05-15 Elsker dig for evigt
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2000-07-13 Den eneste ene
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 1999-12-06 Den eneste ene
Stockholm International Film Festival 1999-11-12 Den eneste ene
London Film Festival 1999-11-01 Den eneste ene
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 1999-08-21 Den eneste ene
Cannes, Festival de 1999-05-12 Den eneste ene
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.