Klaus Härö

Klaus Härö (born 31 March 1971 in Porvoo, Finland) is a Finnish film director. In 2004, he won Finland's State Prize for Art.[1]

Klaus Härö
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Klaus Härö in 2010.
Born (1971-03-31) 31 March 1971 (age 50)
OccupationFilm director

Härö grew up in a Swedish-speaking Finnish family.[2] He studied directing and attended screen writing seminars at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. He has directed several feature films, including Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2003), Mother of Mine (2005) and The New Man (2007), as well as documentaries and short films. He works in both Sweden and Finland.[citation needed]

In 2003 Klaus Härö received the Ingmar Bergman Award, the winner of which was chosen by Ingmar Bergman himself. Four of Härö's features were chosen as Finland's submission for the best foreign-language film category at the Oscars.[3]


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  1. ^ "Composite News Bulletin – November 2004". Finnish Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ Juntto, Anssi (2004). "Elämänkatsomus näkyy elokuvista". Kaleva (in Finnish). Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  3. ^ Betsy Sharkey (2010-10-15). "Movie review: 'Letters to Father Jacob'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-01-09. Popular on the festival circuit, the movie was Finland's Oscar submission last year, and the third of Härö's films to represent the country.

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