Danish director Susanne Bier, an Oscar and Golden Globe winner for In a Higher World (2010), and Emmy winner for 2016 miniseries The Evening Supervisor, will obtain the 2021 European Achievement in World Cinema Award, the European Movie Academy’s lifetime honor.
Bier is the primary feminine director to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a European Movie Award (In a Higher World received the very best European Movie honor in 2010, Love is All You Want was named the very best European Comedy in 2013).
The Danish helmer has been a serious determine on the European cinema scene since her function debut, Freud Leaving House, which received the Dragon Award at Sweden’s Gothenburg movie competition in 1991 and earned Danish actress Ghita Norby the best-supporting actress prize on the European Movie Awards in 1992.
Worldwide acclaim got here together with her melodramas Open Hearts (2002), Brothers (2004) and After The Marriage ceremony (2006), all of which have been arthouse crossover hits. After the Marriage ceremony, starring Mads Mikkelsen, was nominated for an Oscar, placing Bier on Hollywood’s radar. Her follow-up was the 2007 movie Issues We Misplaced within the Fireplace, her English-language debut, starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro.
Nevertheless it was Bier’s subsequent Danish film, In a Higher World, that basically received her seen in Hollywood. The story of two Danish households who see their youngsters drifting in the direction of violence, was a essential and industrial success, grossing greater than $13 million worldwide and racking up awards, together with the 2012 Academy Award for finest worldwide function, then known as the very best foreign-language Oscar.
In 2016, Bier directed her first TV collection, the John le Carré adaptation The Evening Supervisor, which received a Primetime Emmy for finest director of a restricted collection. Her small-screen follow-up, the Netflix horror movie Fowl Field starring Sandra Bullock, was a breakout success and nonetheless ranks because the second most-viewed Netflix unique film of all time. The movie, nevertheless, additionally attracted controversy for its use of footage of a real-life prepare catastrophe — a 2013 tragedy within the Quebec city of Lac-Megantic — in its fictional story of post-apocalyptic survival.
Extra lately, Bier directed the HBO miniseries The Undoing starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. She is at the moment filming Showtime’s The First Woman, a drama collection chronicling the lives of American first women starring Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson. Bier will direct your complete first season of the present, which is ready to air in 2022.
Bier will obtain her European Achievement in World Cinema Award on the thirty fourth European Movie Awards ceremony in Berlin on Dec. 11.