Susanne Bier's Career

Susanne Bier is the director of After the Wedding,” the Danish nominee for the Best Foreign language Oscar, which IFC will release theatrically on February 24.

Susanne Bier is one of the leading Danish filmmakers working today who has managed to direct a handful of commercial and critical successes both at home and abroad. She is currently in post-production on THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE, her first English language film for Dreamworks. The film is produced by Sam Mendes and Sam Mercer and stars Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny and Alison Lohman.

Her breakthrough film in America was OPEN HEARTS (2002) which won five Danish Academy Awards and three Danish Critics Awards, including Best Picture. The film had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Newmarket Films. She followed that up with BROTHERS (2004) which starred Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolai Lie Kaas. The film was released by IFC Films & Focus Features. It won the Audience Award for World Cinema at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2004 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

AFTER THE WEDDING (2005) is her latest project. The film was her biggest critical and box office success in Denmark. It had its world premiere as a Gala Screening at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and was followed by screenings at the Rome Film Festival, AFI Film Festival and at the Woodstock Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. It has been nominated for two European Film Awards and it is Denmark's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards .

FILMOGRAPHY

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE (2007) in post production
AFTER THE WEDDING (2006) 124 minutes
BROTHERS (2004) 110 minutes
OPEN HEARTS (2002) 113 minutes
ONCE IN A LIFETIME (2000) 108 minutes
THE ONE AND ONLY (1999) 106 minutes
CREDO (1997) 87 minutes
LIKE IT NEVER WAS BEFORE (1995) 108 minutes
FAMILY MATTERS (1993) 98 minutes
FREUD LEAVING HOME (1990) 103 minutes