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Jan Troell

Jan Troell, director (Sweden)

One of the most renowned Swedish directors of the 20th century Jan Troell has been nominated for 5 different Oscar categories in 1973, including Best Director and Best Screenplay for his film Utvandrarna (The Emigrants) featuring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman. As early as 1968 Jan Troell wins the Golden Bear and another four awards at Berlinale for one of the most significant Swedish films of all time – Who Saw Him Die. His filmography includes over 20 feature-length films as a director, scriptwriter, cinematographer and editor. Both audiences and critics were once again charmed by the director in 2009 when he was nominated for the European Film Awards for his film Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moments.

Jan Troell was awarded the Sofia Municipality award for outstanding achievements in world cinema in 2010.

Follow the link for an interview with J. Troell.