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      Lone Scherfig

      Lone Scherfig

      Highest Rated: 93% An Education (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 31% The Kindness of Strangers (2019)

      Birthday: May 2, 1959

      Birthplace: København, Denmark

      After graduating from the Danish Film School in 1984, Lone Sherfig made her feature directorial debut in 1990 with the award-winning drama "The Birthday Trip." Although the film brought Scherfig critical acclaim, it would be years before she would direct a follow-up film. In the time between, Scherfig made a living by directing Danish television shows, including several episodes of the sitcom "Flemming og Berit." In 1998 she directed her second feature film with the heartwarming comedy, "On Our Own." Once again, Scherfig's film would go on to win awards, including the Grand Prix at the Montreal Film Festival. In 2000 Sherfig directed the internationally-acclaimed romantic comedy "Italian for Beginners," which won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. The film was also notable for its minimal use of professional lighting and props, particular to the Dogme95 film collective. As a director, Scherfig was one of the movement's most devoted followers, even though her next few films would adhere to more classical filmmaking methods. She made her first English-language film in 2002 with the romantic comedy, "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself," and followed that up with the comedy "Just Like Home," which was released in 2007. Scherfig's biggest success to date came in 2009 when she directed "An Education." The English-language film, about a high school girl who falls in love with an older man, was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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      AN EDUCATION, director Lone Scherfig, on set, 2009. Ph: Kerry Brown/©Sony Pictures Classics AN EDUCATION, director Lone Scherfig, on set, 2009. Ph: Kerry Brown/©Sony Pictures Classics AN EDUCATION, from left: screenwriter Nick Hornby, director Lone Scherfig, on set, 2009. Ph: Kerry Brown/©Sony Pictures Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      89% No Score Yet The Girl with the Needle Executive Producer - 2024
      85% No Score Yet The Movie Teller Director - 2023
      75% No Score Yet Powder Keg Executive Producer - 2020
      31% 85% The Kindness of Strangers Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Shelter Executive Producer - 2018
      90% 72% Their Finest Director $3.6M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Serious Game Writer - 2016
      66% 42% Batched Director - 2014
      36% 50% One Day Director $13.8M 2011
      No Score Yet 47% Donkeys Screenwriter - 2010
      93% 80% An Education Director $12.6M 2009
      No Score Yet 60% Just Like Home Director,
      Writer
      - 2007
      84% 72% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Director $233.1K 2002
      87% 79% Italian for Beginners Director,
      Writer
      $4.4M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On Our Own Director,
      Writer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grilled Hearts Assistant Director - 1986

      TV

      Credit
      47% 80% The Astronaut Wives Club Director 2015