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An acclaimed Danish director of the Dogme 95 school of filmmaking, Lone Scherfig was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1959. Her great-uncle Hans Scherfig was a celebrated author and artist in his native Denmark.

Employing the stripped-down lensing techniques of Dogme 95, Scherfig made a splash -- albeit a quiet one -- with the romantic comedy Italian for Beginners, which became an art-house hit and won a Silver Bear at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

Scherfig further expanded her audience with her English-language movie An Education, which chalked up Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, along with a Best Director BAFTA nod for Scherfig. The incisive coming-of-age drama also brought its leading lady, Carey Mulligan, a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Lone Scherfig in Their Finest

Their Finest

2017 R

Hired to pen scripts for films intended to boost Britain's spirits during World War II's London Blitz, Catrin Cole finds drama and comedy offscreen as she contends with a chauvinistic fellow screenwriter and a self-important aging actor.

  • Lone Scherfig in An Education An Education
  • Lone Scherfig in One Day One Day
  • Lone Scherfig in Italian for Beginners Italian for Beginners
  • Lone Scherfig in The Riot Club The Riot Club
  • Lone Scherfig in Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself