Jörn Donner

Jörn Johan Donner (5 February 1933 – 30 January 2020) was a Finnish writer, film director, actor, producer, politician and founder of Finnish Film Archive.

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Jörn Donner at the Helsinki Book Fair (2015)
Born
Jörn Johan Donner

(1933-02-05)5 February 1933
Died30 January 2020(2020-01-30) (aged 86)
Helsinki, Finland
Spouse(s)Inga-Britt Wiik (1954–1962)
Jeanette Bonnier (1974–1988)
Bitte Westerlund (1995–2020)
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1983 Fanny and Alexander

BiographyEdit

Born into the Donner family of German descent, Jörn Donner was the son of the linguist Kai Donner and the grandson of linguist and politician Otto Donner.[1]

He lived and worked for long periods in Sweden, and served as director of the Swedish Film Institute. In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] Internationally Jörn Donner was best known as the producer of Ingmar Bergman's film Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1982). In 1984 the movie won a total of four Academy Awards including the award for best foreign language film,[3] making him to date the only Finn to receive an Oscar. His novel Far och son (Father and Son) won the Finlandia Prize in 1985.

Donner was associated with several different political parties, such as SDP and RKP, and was at different times a member both of the Finnish parliament and the European Parliament. As of 2007 he was again a member of the Finnish parliament for a short while, after Eva Biaudet resigned to take a position at the OSCE.

Donner suffered from prostate and lung cancers.[4] He died of lung disease at Meilahti hospital in Helsinki on 30 January 2020, six days before his 87th birthday.[5][6]

FilmographyEdit

  • Söndag i september, En, (A Sunday in September, 1963)
  • Att älska, (To Love, 1964)
  • Här börjar äventyret, (Adventure Starts Here, 1965)
  • Tvärbalk (1967)
  • Stimulantia (1967)
  • Mustaa valkoisella, (Black on White, 1968)
  • 69 – Sixtynine (1969)
  • Anna (1970)
  • Naisenkuvia (1970)
  • Perkele! Kuvia Suomesta (1971)
  • Hellyys (1972)
  • Baksmälla (1973)
  • Near and Far Away (1976)
  • Ingmar Bergmanin maailma (1978)
  • Men Can't Be Raped (1978)
  • Bergman File, The (1978)
  • Yhdeksän tapaa lähestyä Helsinkiä (1982)
  • Dirty Story (1984)
  • Brev från Sverige (1988)
  • Ingmar Bergman: Om liv och arbete (1998)
  • Presidentti (2000)
  • The Border (Raja 1918, 2007)
  • Kuulustelu (2009)
  • Armi elää! (2015)

BibliographyEdit

  • 1951 – Välsignade liv
  • 1952 – Slå dig inte till ro
  • 1954 – Brev
  • 1955 – Jag, Erik Anders
  • 1957 – Bordet
  • 1958 – Rapport från Berlin
  • 1960 – På ett sjukhus
  • 1961 – Helsingfors, Finlands ansikte
  • 1962 – Djävulens ansikte – Ingmar Bergmans filmer
  • 1962 – Rapport från Donau
  • 1967 – Nya boken om vårt land
  • 1968 – Världsboken
  • 1968 – Musta Valkoisella
  • 1971 – Sommar av kärlek och sorg
  • 1972 – Marina Maria
  • 1973 – Sverigeboken
  • 1974 – Nu måste du
  • 1976 – Angelas krig
  • 1976 – Sagt och gjort
  • 1978 – Jakob och friheten
  • 1980 – Jag, Jörn Johan Donner född den 5 februari 1933 i Helsingfors
  • 1981 – Angela och kärleken
  • 1982 – Gabriels dag
  • 1982 – Dagbok från filminstitutet
  • 1984 – Far och son
  • 1985 – Hemåt i höstregn
  • 1985 – Viettelysten aika
  • 1986 – Motströms
  • 1986 – Presidenten
  • 1989 – Frihetens fångar
  • 1990 – Rapport från Europa
  • 1991 – Fazer 100
  • 1992 – Huset där jag bor
  • 1993 – Tillfälligheters spel
  • 1993 – Husrum
  • 1994 – En kärleks historia
  • 1998 – Varför finns jag till?
  • 2001 – Hjärtat är en svekfull vän
  • 2002 – Kärlekens ingenmansland
  • 2004 – Livsbilder
  • 2004 – Fåglars skugga
  • 2005 – Himo, Rakkaus ja Raivo
  • 2006 – Dödsbilder
  • 2006 – I min fars fotspår – Resor i Sibirien förr och nu
  • 2007 – Diktonius
  • 2009 – Bergman: PM
  • 2011 – Anteckningar om Mannerheim
  • 2013 – Mammuten
  • 2015 – Lilla mammuten
  • 2015 – Sverige: resor i ett främmande land
  • 2019 – Sista striden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bekvalac, Nenad (2020). "Jern Doner". Kinoteka. 39: 88.
  2. ^ "Berlinale 1979: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  3. ^ "Fanny and Alexansder (1982)", IMDb page
  4. ^ Jörn Donner: "Syöpäkontrollit piinaavat"
  5. ^ "Kirjailija, ohjaaja Jörn Donner on kuollut" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Author, director and politician Jörn Donner dies at 86". Yleisradio. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.

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