Iben Haahr is a well-known Danish film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in 1975 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Haahr graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2000 with a degree in Film Directing.
Haahr has directed a number of critically acclaimed feature films, including his debut feature 'En Frygtelig Kvinde' (A Terrible Woman, 2009), 'Krigen' (War, 2015), and 'Udenfor Sæsonen' (Off-Season, 2018). He has also directed several short films, such as 'Krydsfelt' (Crossroads, 2001) and 'Mørkets Søjler' (The Pillars of Darkness, 2002).
Haahr's films often explore difficult themes such as war, death, and family dysfunction. He is known for his complex and subtle approach to a wide range of topics, from the psychological impact of war to the importance of family. His work is marked by its thoughtful and restrained style, as well as its ability to capture the complexity of the human experience.
Haahr has won numerous awards for his work, including the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and the Nordic Council Film Prize. He has also been nominated for several other awards, such as the Robert Award for Best Director and the Bodil Award for Best Film.
Haahr is currently working on his fourth feature film, 'Børnenes Ø' (The Island of the Children), which is scheduled for release in 2021. He is also a frequent collaborator with the Danish film studio Zentropa, having served as executive producer for several of their projects.
Iben Haahr is one of Denmark's most acclaimed filmmakers, and his work has earned him both critical and commercial success. His films are known for their thoughtful and sensitive approach to difficult subject matter, and his ability to capture the nuances of the human experience. Haahr continues to work in the industry, pushing the boundaries of Danish cinema and exploring new stories and ideas.