Bille August

Bille August

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch
*19.11.1948 Brede, Dänemark

Biography

Born in Brede in Denmark in 1948, he attended The Danish Film School from 1971 and subsequently worked as a cinematographer for film and TV. He made his directorial debut in 1978 and has directed films for children and teenagers including "Pelle Erobrereb" which was awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989. Since making his hugely successful European films "The House of the Spirits" and "Smilla's Sense of Snow", he is acknowledged as one of Scandinavia‘s most significant directors. His film "Goodbye Bafana" screened in competition at the Berlinale in 2007.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

Filmography

2016/2017 55 Steps
Director
 
2012/2013 Nachtzug nach Lissabon
Director
 
2006/2007 Goodbye Bafana
Director, Screenplay
 
2000/2001 Ein Lied für Martin
Director
 
2000 Bernd Eichinger. Wenn das Leben zum Kino wird
Participation
 
1996/1997 Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee
Director
 
1993 Das Geisterhaus
Director, Screenplay
 
1991 Die besten Absichten
Director