Lone Scherfig (Lone Wrede Scherfig)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival.

Lone next wrote and directed Denmark's fifth official "Dogme" film, Italian for Beginners. It was this feature that brought her to the attention of the worldwide film industry, critics, and moviegoers. Read more...