Birthday: 15 April 1960, Copenhagen, Denmark
Susanne Bier was born on April 15, 1960 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for Hævnen (2010), Efter brylluppet (2006) and Brødre (2004). She is married to Jesper Winge Leisner. She was previously married to Philip Zandén.
[on the underlying premise of Hævnen (2010) (aka "In a Better World")]: It's about the distanc...Show more »
[on the underlying premise of Hævnen (2010) (aka "In a Better World")]: It's about the distance between being savable and not savable. At what point does redemption become impossible? Is there such a point? This is what we wanted to explore in the subtext of the story. I also think it's very interesting to trace the route of an innocent who actually behaves like a terrorist but is really just an angry little boy - an angry little boy who can also be dangerous. Show less «
My first job as a filmmaker is to not make a boring film. I don't see a conflict between art and com...Show more »
My first job as a filmmaker is to not make a boring film. I don't see a conflict between art and commerce, but I do see one between boredom and commerce. I think once you start structuring according to theme, things become more educational than emotional, and I don't think that works. I think it really is about addressing the conflict between the characters and addressing the storytelling and psychology. That way, the feelings are the undercurrent of the whole story, which is exciting. Show less «
I use it [hand-held-camera] in order to enable actors to move around freely because I want them to b...Show more »
I use it [hand-held-camera] in order to enable actors to move around freely because I want them to be truthful at all times and that means they should be able to move and not be bound by a fixed camera position. I think if it's used for style it's a mistake. It's there to do something very specific. Show less «
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...