| Bent Hamer|
| Stockholm University|
| 18 December 1956 (age 58)Sandefjord, Norway|
film director, writer, producer
European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Director
1001 Grams, Kitchen Stories, Factotum, O' Horten, Home for Christmas
Ane Dahl Torp, Joachim Calmeyer, Hildegun Riise, Bjorn Floberg, Laurent Stocker
Bent Hamer Wikipedia
Bent Hamer (born 18 December 1956) is a film director, writer and producer, born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956.
Hamer studied film theory and literature at the University of Stockholm and the Stockholm Film School. In addition to his feature films, he has written and directed a number of short films and documentaries. His first film, Eggs, premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival where it was shown in the Directors' Fortnight section. That same year, it was shown in competition at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the award for Best First Film; it also received the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. His 2003 film Kitchen Stories screened at many international festivals and was the Norwegian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In April 2004, Bent Hamer started shooting Factotum based on the novel of the same name by US poet and writer Charles Bukowski. The screenplay was written by Hamer and Jim Stark (Mystery Train, Cold Fever), who produced the film together with Christine Walker (American Splendor). The film premiered at the Kosmorama Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway, on 2005-04-12.
Hamer is the owner and founder of the BulBul Film Association, established in Oslo in 1994.
Feature Films:Eggs, 1995
Water Easy Reach (En dag til i solen), 1998
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet), 2003
O' Horten, 2008
Home for Christmas, 2010
1001 Grams (2014)
Short Films:Rødvyn Aargang 81, 1981
Longitude Latitude (Makrellen er kommen), 1989
Happy Hour, 1990 (co-director: Jörgen Bergmark)
Sunday Dinner (Søndagsmiddag), 1990
Stone (Stein), 1992
Applause (Applaus), 1993
Just for the hell of it (Bare kødd), 1995
Documentaries:Courage to Dignity (Mot til verdighet), 1994
Norway the Conqueror (Norge erobreren), part of documentary series 2001–05