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Thomas Vinterberg 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki

Danish film director

Born: May 19, 1969 (age 51 years), Frederiksberg, Denmark

Spouse: Helene Reingaard Neumann (m. 2010), Maria Vinterberg (m. 1990–2007)

Children: Ida Vinterberg, Nanna Vinterberg, Albert Charles Vinterberg

Awards: Bodil Award for Best Danish Film

Plays: Festen

The Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg was born in Copenhagen in 1969 and trained at the Danish Film Academy.

With Lars von Trier he wrote the ‘Dogme 95 manifesto’.

Before producing the first ‘Dogme’ film, Vinterberg shot his first feature, De største helte (The Biggest Heroes, 1996), a humorous story about two male criminals on the run in Sweden, accompanied by a teenage girl.

His ‘Dogme’ film Festen (The Celebration, 1998), marked the international breakthrough of both Vinterberg and the ‘Dogme’ rules and movement.

On New Year’s Eve 2000, Vinterberg and the other ‘Dogme brethren’ (Lars von Trier, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and Kristian Levring) made a live television experiment, D-Day, which combined four narratives and four channels and enabled the viewer to construct their own story by using the remote control.

Vinterberg’s Hollywood production It’s All About Love (2003), his film Dear Wendy (2005) with a script by von Trier, and When a Man Comes Home (2007) were minor successes.

Submarino (2010), on the consequences of a lack of empathy, was widely praised, and Jagten (The Hunt, 2012), which traces the ostracism of a male nursery teacher falsely accused of sexual abuse, has won international acclaim. His film Kollektivet (The Commune, 2016) follows the break-up of a family joining a commune in 1970s Denmark and is partly based on his own recollection.

He was commissioned director of Kursk (2018), which follows the authentic dramatic events when, during the Cold War, the Russian government turned down international help to rescue officers from a sunken U-boat.

Thomas Vinterberg has also produced music videos for the bands Metallica and Blur, and he has directed his own play, Das Begräbnis (2010) (The Burial).

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Thomas Vinterberg 10 Fast Facts, Biography, Wiki

Vinterberg was born in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

In 1993, he graduated from the National Film School of Denmark with Last Round (Sidste Omgang), which won the jury and producers’ awards at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools, and First Prize at Tel Aviv.

That year Vinterberg made his first TV drama for DR TV and his short fiction film The Boy Who Walked Backwards, produced by Birgitte Hald at Nimbus Film.

This film has won awards and accolades all over the world, including Nordic Panorama in Iceland, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Toronto International Film Festival.

His first feature film was The Biggest Heroes (De Største Helte), a road movie that received acclaim in his native Denmark.

In 1995, Vinterberg formed the Dogme 95 movement with Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.

Following that dogma in 1998, he conceived, wrote and directed (and also had a small acting role in) the first of the Dogme movies, The Celebration (Festen).

As per the rules of the Dogme manifesto, he did not take a directorial credit.

However, he and the film won numerous nominations and awards, including the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2003 he directed the apocalyptic science fiction love story It’s All About Love, a movie he wrote, directed and produced himself over a period of five years.

This movie was entirely in English and featured, among others, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, and Seán Penn.

The movie did not do well, as critics and audiences found it idiosyncratic and somewhat incomprehensible.

His next film, the English-language Dear Wendy (2005), scripted by Lars von Trier, also flopped, even in his native Denmark where it sold only 14,521 tickets.

However he won the Silver George for Best Director at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.

Vinterberg then tried to retrace his roots with a smaller Danish-language production, En mand kommer hjem (2007), which also flopped, selling only 31,232 tickets.

On 1 August 2008. he directed the music video for “The Day That Never Comes”, the first single off Metallica’s album Death Magnetic.

His 2010 film Submarino was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2012, his film The Hunt competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[7][8] and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

In 2015, he directed Far from the Madding Crowd, an adaptation of the acclaimed Thomas Hardy novel, starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.

Vinterberg reunited with Matthias Schoenaerts in Kursk, a film about the Kursk submarine disaster that happened in 2000.

In 2019, Vinterberg lost his daughter Ida in a car accident while she was traveling home from Belgium with her mother.

As such, he dedicated Another Round (Druk) to her, while filming much of the film in her school with her classmates.

Vinterberg was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for the film, which won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.

He also won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film which he dedicated to her.

He is currently developing his first foray into directing for TV with an original six-episode series called Families Like Ours which explores a near-future Denmark when the country is gradually evacuated due to rising sea levels.