Director, Writer, Producer, Script Writer DENMARK

Nicolas WINDING REFN

Nicolas WINDING REFN

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Biography

Director, Writer, Producer, Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and raised in New York. At age 24 he wrote and directed the extremely violent and uncompromising, "Pusher" (1996), which became a cult phenomenon and won him instant international critical acclaim in 1996. His subsequent films include "Bleeder" (1999), "Fear X" (2003), "Pusher II" (2004) and "Pusher III" (2005), "Bronson" (2008), and "Valhalla Rising" (2009) the latter of which premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and led the world media to define NWR’s filmic style as “Refn-esk.” In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn was awarded Best Director at the Festival de Cannes for his masterpiece "Drive". Two years later, he returned to Cannes in Competition for his most recent film, "Only God Forgives", causing controversy and divided opinions around the world.

Films presented at Cannes

Awards

DRIVE
DRIVE 2011 Award for Best Director Director
Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2014
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Directors

Aida BEGIC

Aida BEGIC

Director
Barbet SCHROEDER

Barbet SCHROEDER

Director
KORE-EDA Hirokazu

KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Director, Script Writer
Jules DASSIN

Jules DASSIN

Director
Ken LOACH

Ken LOACH

Director
Katalin MOLDOVAI

Katalin MOLDOVAI

Director
Laurent CANTET

Laurent CANTET

Script Writer
Shirley ABRAHAM

Shirley ABRAHAM

Director
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