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Bille August

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Occupation  Film director
Years active  1978–present

Name  Bille August
Role  Film director
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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

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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.


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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.

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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.

Selected filmography

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  • Honning måne (1978, In My Life)
  • Entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.
  • Verden er så stor, så stor (1980)
  • TV Movie
  • Maj (1982)
  • TV Movie
  • Zappa (1983)
  • based on the book by Danish writer Bjarne Reuter. Screened at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival and the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.
  • Busters verden (1984, Buster's world)
  • based on the book by Danish writer Bjarne Reuter
  • Tro, håb og kærlighed (1984, Twist and Shout). Entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.
  • sequel to Zappa
  • Pelle Erobreren (1987, Pelle the Conqueror)
  • based on the novel Pelle the Conqueror by Danish author Martin Andersen Nexø
  • won the Golden Palm at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Best Film award at the 23rd Guldbagge Awards.
  • Den goda viljan (1991, The Best Intentions)
  • script by Ingmar Bergman.
  • won the Golden Palm at the 1992 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 (1997)
  • based on the novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Danish author Peter Høeg.
  • nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin
  • 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
  • The Passion of Marie (2012)
  • Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
  • Silent Heart (2014)
  • The Chinese Widow (2017)
  • 55 Steps (2017)

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