Lone Scherfig

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lone Scherfig (born May 2, 1959) is a Danish film director. She graduated Danish Film School in 1984, and began her career as a director with Kaj's fødselsdag "A Birthday Trip". She made her mark with the Dogme95-film, Italian for Beginners (Italiensk for begyndere, 2000), a romantic comedy which among its many international awards won the Silver Berlin Bear (Jury Prize) at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival. It is credited as the most profitable Scandinavian film to date. Most recently she's directed An Education (2009), based on an autobiographical article by British journalist Lynn Barber. The independent film was nominated for three of the 82nd Academy Awards.

Italian for Beginners (2000)

A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Peter Gantzler  •  Sara Indrio Jensen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Anders W. Berthelsen

A group of strangers find friendship, family and love within an Italian beginners’ course.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Peter Gantzler  •  Sara Indrio Jensen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Anders W. Berthelsen

One Day (2011)

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A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Romola Garai

A romantic comedy centered on Dexter and Emma, who first meet during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to keep in touch regularly. The film follows what they do on July 15 annually, usually doing something together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Anne Hathaway  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Romola Garai

On Our Own (1998)

Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their solo-mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting. Rather than have the news leak out and have to be escorted off with the eccentric welfare officer, they invent a 'never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Pernille Kaae Høier  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Birthe Neumann  •  Bjarne Henriksen

Three siblings ingeniously avoid being sent off to a children's home while their solo-mother serves a short sentence in a prison for shoplifting. Rather than have the news leak out and have to be escorted off with the eccentric welfare officer, they invent a 'never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Pernille Kaae Høier  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Birthe Neumann  •  Bjarne Henriksen

The Birthday Trip (1990)

When the hot-dog vendor Kaj from the small town of Skælskør in Denmark turns 40, his friends take him on a trip to Poland, to a long party with cheap liquor and emigration eager polish ladies. It will go merrily, but it gets serious for Kaj as he meets a girl who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Steen Svare  •  Bertel Abildgaard  •  Peter Bay  •  Ivan Horn

When the hot-dog vendor Kaj from the small town of Skælskør in Denmark turns 40, his friends take him on a trip to Poland, to a long party with cheap liquor and emigration eager polish ladies. It will go merrily, but it gets serious for Kaj as he meets a girl who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Steen Svare  •  Bertel Abildgaard  •  Peter Bay  •  Ivan Horn

Just Like Home (2007)

The tale of a troubled small town, and the brave few who made it their mission to keep the community together. As the citizens of a secluded Danish town gradually lose their trust in one and other, the sight of a naked man walking through town in the early hours of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Pernille Vallentin  •  Bodil Jørgensen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Peter Gantzler

The tale of a troubled small town, and the brave few who made it their mission to keep the community together. As the citizens of a secluded Danish town gradually lose their trust in one and other, the sight of a naked man walking through town in the early hours of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Pernille Vallentin  •  Bodil Jørgensen  •  Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  •  Peter Gantzler

An Education (2009)

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Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Olivia Williams  •  Alfred Molina  •  Cara Seymour

Despite her sheltered upbringing, Jenny is a teen with a bright future; she's smart, pretty, and has aspirations of attending Oxford University. When David, a charming but much older suitor, motors into her life in a shiny automobile, Jenny gets a taste of adult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Carey Mulligan  •  Olivia Williams  •  Alfred Molina  •  Cara Seymour

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with a bit more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Jamie Sives  •  Adrian Rawlins  •  Shirley Henderson  •  Lisa McKinlay

The strange comedy film of two close brothers; one, Wilbur, who wants to kill himself, and the other, Harbour, who tries to prevent this. When their father dies leaving them his bookstore they meet a woman who makes their lives a bit better yet with a bit more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Jamie Sives  •  Adrian Rawlins  •  Shirley Henderson  •  Lisa McKinlay

The Riot Club (2014)

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Natalie Dormer  •  Freddie Fox  •  Gordon Brown  •  Matthew Beard

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Natalie Dormer  •  Freddie Fox  •  Gordon Brown  •  Matthew Beard

Their Finest (2017)

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Gemma Arterton  •  Sam Claflin  •  Bill Nighy  •  Richard E. Grant

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Gemma Arterton  •  Sam Claflin  •  Bill Nighy  •  Richard E. Grant

The Kindness of Strangers (2019)

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Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Tahar Rahim  •  Zoe Kazan  •  Bill Nighy

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Andrea Riseborough  •  Tahar Rahim  •  Zoe Kazan  •  Bill Nighy

Jeg er bare den logerende (2005)

A Danish short film by Lone Scherfig  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Bodil Jørgensen  •  Anders W. Berthelsen

A Danish short film by Lone Scherfig  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Bodil Jørgensen  •  Anders W. Berthelsen

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DIRECTION:  Lone Scherfig
CAST:  Martin Rode  •  Lisa Als Andersen  •  Vivi Bak  •  Anne-Lise Gabold

The Idiots Who Started The Party (2020)

Danish film has never felt stronger on the international stage than it did with the Dogme films, which at the world premiere of 'The Party' and 'The Idiots' during the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 put Denmark on the film world map. Another eight films under the ...  (more)

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CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Paprika Steen

Danish film has never felt stronger on the international stage than it did with the Dogme films, which at the world premiere of 'The Party' and 'The Idiots' during the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 put Denmark on the film world map. Another eight films under the ...  (more)

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CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Thomas Vinterberg  •  Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  •  Paprika Steen

FreeDogme (2000)

Marie Berthelius and Roger Narbonne conference call Lars von Trier, Win Wenders, Lone Scherfig, and Jean-Marc Barr and are also linked by digital video. The discussion is about the Dogme 95 film movement and how technological transformations affect cinematic practice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Narbonne
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Marie Berthelius  •  Lone Scherfig  •  Lars von Trier

Marie Berthelius and Roger Narbonne conference call Lars von Trier, Win Wenders, Lone Scherfig, and Jean-Marc Barr and are also linked by digital video. The discussion is about the Dogme 95 film movement and how technological transformations affect cinematic practice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Narbonne
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Marie Berthelius  •  Lone Scherfig  •  Lars von Trier