Halvor Nitteberg (born October 16, 1934) is a Norwegian film director who is known for his work in both feature films and television. He was born in Bergen, Norway and attended the Norwegian Film School.
Nitteberg has directed several feature films, including "The Longest Journey" (1970) and "The Magician" (1979). He has also directed numerous television series, including "Rosenberg Mystery" (1974-1975), "The Farm" (1978-79), and "The Thief" (1981-82).
Nitteberg has been awarded several awards and recognition for his work, including the Norwegian Film Prize in 1979 and the International Emmy Award for Best Director in 1982.
Throughout his career, Nitteberg has worked to create films that challenge and provoke thought. He has often used his films to address social and political issues, and explore the human condition.
Nitteberg's films are known for their stark visuals, innovative editing, and use of symbolism. He has been praised for his ability to make a point without being didactic.
Nitteberg's work has been featured in various festivals and museum exhibitions, including the Cannes International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Nitteberg is considered to be one of the most important figures in Norwegian film and television history. His influence has been felt in Norway and beyond.
In addition to his film and television work, Nitteberg has written several books, including "Making Movies: A Guide to the Art of Directing" (2006) and "A Director's Notebook" (2009).
Nitteberg continues to live and work in Norway, and is still actively involved in the film and television industry. He is a member of the Norwegian Directors' Guild and serves as an advisor to the Norwegian Film Institute.