Bille August

Bille August

Infobox actor
name = Bille August

birthdate = November 9, 1948 (age 59)
birthplace = Brede DNK
deathdate =
deathplace =
othername =
occupation = Film director
yearsactive = 1978 - present
imdb_id = 0000806

Bille August (born November 9, 1948) is a Danish film and television director. Most of his projects have been in co-operation with Swedish production and with a mainly Swedish cast. He was partially educated in Sweden and also married to Swedish actress Pernilla August from 1991 to 1997. His film Pelle the Conqueror from 1987 won both the Palme D'or, Academy Award and Golden Globe. He is one of the very few directors to win the Palme D'or twice, winning the prestigious award again in 1991 for The Best Intentions, based on the autobiographical script by Ingmar Bergman. He later went to Hollywood, directing several films, but so far none have been as successful as his early work.

Selected productions:

* "Zappa" (1983)
** based on the book by Danish writer Bjarne Reuter

* "Busters verden" (1984, Buster's world)
** based on the book by Danish writer Bjarne Reuter

* "Tro, håb og kærlighed" (1984, Twist and Shout)
** sequel to "Zappa"

* "Pelle Erobreren" (1987, Pelle the Conqueror)
** based on a novel by Danish author Martin Andersen Nexø
** won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

* "Den goda viljan" (1991, The Best Intentions)
** script by Ingmar Bergman.
** won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

* "The House of the Spirits" (1993)
** based on a novel by Chilean author Isabel Allende.

* "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (1993) Two episodes
** Vienna, November 1908 (Season 2, Episode 9)
** Northern Italy, June 1918 (Season 2, Episode 10)

* "Jerusalem" (1996)
** based on a novel by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf.

* "Smilla's Sense of Snow (film)" (1997)
** based on the novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Danish author Peter Høeg.

* "Les Misérables" (1998)
** based on the novel of the same name by French author Victor Hugo.

* "En sang for Martin" (2001, A Song for Martin)

* "Return to Sender" (2005)

* "Goodbye Bafana" (2007)
** won the "Cinema for Peace 2007 Best Director Award"

External links

* [ 1997 interview with Bille August] about Smilla's Sense of Snow
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NAME= August, Bille
DATE OF BIRTH= November 9, 1948

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