Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm (Danish: [tsʰoˈpiˀæs ˈle̝nˌhʌlˀm]; born 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for gritty moral dramas.

Early lifeEdit

Lindholm was born in Næstved in 1977. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in Copenhagen in 2007.

CareerEdit

Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series' first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won.[1] His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.[2]

He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010), The Hunt (2012) and Another Round (2020)

Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes.[3] The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Lindholm is married to film producer Caroline Blanco with whom he has three sons. They live in Copenhagen.[5]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Credit Recognition
2010 R Director
Co-Writer (with Michael Noer)
Bodil Award for Best Danish Film
Robert Award for Best Danish Film
2010 Submarino Co-writer (with Thomas Vinterberg) film won Nordic Council Film Prize
2012 The Hunt Co-writer with Thomas Vinterberg) Film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Film nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Film nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Film won the Nordic Council Film Prize
2012 A Hijacking Director
Writer
Robert Award for Best Danish Film
2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded
(Documentary)
Director
2013 The Hour of the Lynx Writer
2014 The Arms Drop
(Documentary)
Writer
2015 April 9th Writer
2015 A War Director
Writer
Film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2016 The Commune Co-writer (with Thomas Vinterberg)
2020 Another Round Co-writer (with Thomas Vinterberg) Film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Film nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Film nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
TBA The Good Nurse Director Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Credit Notes
2008 Sommer Writer 3 episodes
2010-2011 Borgen Writer 20 episodes
2016 Follow the Money Writer 2 episodes
2017 Mindhunter Director 2 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'R' er årets danske film". kino.dk.
  2. ^ "A Hijacking: Venice review". The Hollywood Reporter. September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Krigen". KINO.dk (in Danish).
  4. ^ Ford, Rebecca (14 January 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "BLÅ BOG: Tobias Lindholm er blevet hot i Hollywood" (in Danish). BT. Retrieved 26 November 2020.

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