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

André CAYATTE

André CAYATTE

Andrea ARNOLD

Andrea ARNOLD

Director
Basil KHALIL

Basil KHALIL

Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

Carlos Hugo CHRISTENSEN

David MCSHANE

David MCSHANE

Director
Marie AMACHOUKELI

Marie AMACHOUKELI

Director
Michel FRANCO

Michel FRANCO

Director
Roman POLANSKI

Roman POLANSKI

Director, Script Writer
Woody ALLEN

Woody ALLEN

Director, Actor
Xavier DOLAN

Xavier DOLAN

Director, Actor
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