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Bille August

Bille August
Born (1948-11-09) 9 November 1948
Brede, Denmark
Occupation Film director
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Pernilla August (m. 1991–97)
Masja Dessau
Annie Munksgaard
Sara-Marie Maltha (?–present)
Children 8

Bille August (born 9 November 1948) is a Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director. His film Pelle the Conqueror from 1987 won the Palme d'Or, Academy Award and Golden Globe. He is one of only seven 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.

Career

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.[1]

His 2013 film Night Train to Lisbon premiered out of competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Selected filmography

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