|Occupation Film director|
Years active 1978–present
|Name Bille August|
Role Film director
|Born 9 November 1948 (age 67) (1948-11-09) Brede, Denmark|
Education National Film School of Denmark
Spouse Pernilla August (m. 1991–1997), Sara-Marie Maltha
Children Alba August, Anders Frithiof August, Asta August, Adam August, Melina August
Books Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow: The Making of a Film
Movies Night Train to Lisbon, Pelle the Conqueror, Silent Heart, The House of the Spirits, The Best Intentions
Similar People Pernilla August, Ghita Norby, Jeremy Irons, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic
Ncfp 2015 bille august interview
Bille August (born 9 November 1948) is a Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director. His 1987 film Pelle the Conqueror won the Palme d'Or, Academy Award and Golden Globe. He is one of only eight directors to win the Palme d'Or twice, winning the prestigious award again in 1992 for The Best Intentions, based on the autobiographical script by Ingmar Bergman. He was married to Swedish actress Pernilla August from 1991 to 1997. His son Anders August is a screenwriter.
- Ncfp 2015 bille august interview
- Bille august ischia film festival 2013
- Selected filmography
Bille august ischia film festival 2013
On 23 September 2011, Bille August announced that he had opened his studio in Hangzhou, China and taken a position as Tianpeng Media's Art Director, aiming to produce Chinese films for Tianpeng Media over the next few years. Tianpeng Media is a new media company established in 2010. The company so far has produced two films, The Women Knight of Mirror (竞雄女侠秋瑾) and The Years of Qi Xiao Fu (七小福之燃情岁月), which will be released later this year. Bille is the first foreign director to be hired by the Chinese film company. Recently, August also accepted the invitation from the Hangzhou government to serve as a "culture consultant" for the city.
His 2013 film Night Train to Lisbon premiered out of competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. He had planned to direct a Gianni Versace biopic with Antonio Banderas as Versace, but this project was cancelled.