BJORN RUNGE is an acclaimed director, author, screenwriter and playwright, from
Sweden. His first feature film, Harry och Sonja, which he wrote and directed,
was released in
1996. One of the highlights of his career was the film Daybreak (Om Jag Vander
Mig Om), which
he also wrote and directed. For this he received two Guldbagge Awards for Best
Best Screenplay in 2003. The film was shown at Berlin Film Festival where it was
Silver Bear and Der Blaue Engel Prize, for best European film. Bjorn's acclaimed
film Mouth to
Mouth (Mun Mot Mun) also received a Nordic Council Film Prize (Nordiska Radets
Other film and screenplay credits include Happy End, short film Rensa Fisk,
Raymond - Sju Resor
Varre, and documentary Vulkanmannen. Runge is also known for directing TV
documentary Dokument Rorande Filmregissoren Roy Andersson, TV film Ogonblickets
well as TV mini-series Anderssons Alskarinna.
Along with screenplay and director credits, Runge also published his first novel
- Det Allra
Enklaste in 2014. From 2012 to 2017 he directed several stage productions for
Stadsteater, including Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman." He has also
written several plays
himself and went on to publish a book with five of the plays he has written over
the years. This
autumn, Runge will premiere his latest stage production, I Am Another One Now.
In addition to the theatrical release of his drama The Wife, starring Glenn
Close and Jonathan
Pryce, in 2018, Runge is currently in the process of completing a film essay
Over the Horizon and has a new book that will be published next year.
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