Anders Thomas Jensen

Anders Thomas Jensen

Born 1972, Denmark. Screenplay-writer on a number of Danish feature films, including the two Dogme films The King is Alive / The King is Alive (2001), selected for Un Certain Regard, Cannes, and Mifune / Mifunes sidste sang (1998), a Grand Prix and Silver Bear winner in Berlin. He has also written the screenplay for Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's Skagerrak / Skagerrak (2003), as well as Susanne Bier's Open Hearts / Elsker dig for evigt (2002) and Brødre/Brothers (2004). His contribution to short films is studded with awards: In three consecutive years he had a short film nominated for an Acadamy Award. These were all written and (or co-) directed by Jensen himself and produced by M & M Productions: Ernst & the Light / Ernst & Lyset (1996), Wolfgang / Wolfgang (1998), and Election Night / Valgaften (1998), the latter being recipient of an Oscar. His feature film debut Flickering Lights / Blinkende lygter (2000) was a box office success, and praised by critics who ranked the film as a brilliant and witty buddy movie. The Green Butchers (2003) was Anders Thomas Jensen's second feature film. Adam’s Apples is Anders Thomas Jensen’s third feature film.