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Bille August & Max von Sydow

Bille August & Max von Sydow

Danish director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer Bille August (born November 9, 1948) is one of the most acclaimed Danish filmmakers. We offer a double-feature of PELLE THE CONQUEROR, his 1987 breakout film which won the Palme d'Or in Cannes, an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Picture, and gave Max von Sydow his first Academy Award nomination (for Best Actor). Max von Sydow also stars in August's 1992 film THE BEST INTENTIONS, another Palme d'Or winner, written by Ingmar Bergman.

Bille August & Max von Sydow
  • Pelle the Conqueror

    When PELLE THE CONQUERER was released in 1987, it took the festival and awards circuit by storm, sweeping up almost every major prize, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Lasse (Max von S...

  • The Best Intentions

    Penned nearly a decade after his announced retirement from feature filmmaking, The Best Intentions is master director Ingmar Bergman’s loving tribute to his parent’s epic romance. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman (Samuel Fröler) falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom (Cannes F...