Before the opening of the 70th Festival de Cannes
Director, Writer, Producer DENMARK

Nicolas WINDING REFN

Nicolas WINDING REFN
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

Anna  CAZENAVE CAMBET

Anna CAZENAVE CAMBET

Director
Bogdan MIRICA

Bogdan MIRICA

Director
Davide DEL DEGAN

Davide DEL DEGAN

Director
Julia KUPERBERG

Julia KUPERBERG

Director
Jindrich POLAK

Jindrich POLAK

Jacques BECKER

Jacques BECKER

Kenji MIZOGUCHI

Kenji MIZOGUCHI

Nadja ANDRASEV

Nadja ANDRASEV

Director
Philippe DE BROCA

Philippe DE BROCA

Tomás GUTIÉRREZ ALEA

Tomás GUTIÉRREZ ALEA

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