Director, Writer, Producer, Script Writer, Director

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

Jury members
Member - Feature films - 2014
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Directors

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Abbas KIAROSTAMI

Director, Actor
François OZON

François OZON

Script Writer, Director
Jacques BECKER

Jacques BECKER

Script Writer
Jean DRÉVILLE

Jean DRÉVILLE

Director
Juho KUOSMANEN

Juho KUOSMANEN

Director, Script Writer
Michel CACOYANNIS

Michel CACOYANNIS

Murali K. THALLURI

Murali K. THALLURI

Script Writer
Wim WENDERS

Wim WENDERS

Director, Actor
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