LONE SCHERFIG was born in Copenhagen and studied film at the University of
Copenhagen and the National Film School of Denmark. She has written and directed
short films, radio dramas and television series. Lone has collected 22 awards and 11
nominations for her work. Italian for Beginners (the fifth Danish Dogma Film) received
a FIPRESCI award and a Silver Bear Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film
Festival, and the Robert Award for Best Original Screenplay from the Danish Film
Academy. Her features include The Birthday Trip and On Our Own. Her first English
language film Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself received the FIPRESCI prize and a host of
international film awards. Lone conceived the characters which formed the basis for
Andrea Arnold's Cannes Jury Prize winning film Red Road. Lone is a recipient of
Denmark's prestigious Carl Dreyer Honorary Award. Just Like Home, her last feature
before An Education, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007.
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