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Jörn Donner

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Director/writer Jörn Donner is a prominent figure in Finnish cinema best known for his film A Sunday in September (1963). He is a versatile director who has made films in almost every major genre including documentaries. Most of his dramas where made in Sweden, while his comedies were made at home in Finland. The son of Swedish-speaking parents, the Helsinki-born Donner began his writing career in his teens and by age 18 had published a collection of short stories. He then went on to Helsinki University to major in political science and Swedish literature. While in school he began writing film criticism for local newspapers. Though he had directed several short films during the '50s he was most renowned for his essays on film, his poetry, journalism, and fiction. He served as a civilian hospital orderly in 1959 (instead of military service as he was a conscientious objector). After publishing reports on Germany and central Europe, he moved to Stockholm to become a critic for a major newspaper. In 1963, he directed his first feature film, A Sunday in September. The film won a special prize at the Venice Film Festival for "Best Work by a First Time Director." He later married his leading actress Harriet Andersson. In addition to a fruitful career as a director and writer, Donner has also served as a member of the Finnish parliament.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Armi elää!
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Kuulustelu
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Här börjar äventyret
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet Kuulustelu
  • Producer
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Raja 1918
  • Producer
2007
No Score Yet Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (Hylätyt talot, autiot pihat)
  • Producer
2000
No Score Yet Män kan inte våldtas (Manrape)(Men Can't Be Raped)(Miestä ei voi raiskata)
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet 69 - Sixtynine
  • Actor
  • Director
1969
No Score Yet Asfalttilampaat
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet F**k Off! Images of Finland (Perkele! Kuvia Suomesta)
  • Director
  • Actor

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