Kenneth Elvebakk is a Norwegian film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his critically acclaimed feature film, "Tatt av Kvinnen" (2010).
Elvebakk was born in 1975 in Oslo, Norway. He grew up in a small town in the south of Norway, surrounded by nature and the Norwegian culture. At a young age he was already interested in film, creating short films and photos with his father's VHS camera.
In 1998, Elvebakk began studying film at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer. After graduating in 2004, he directed his first feature film, "Lys" (2005). The film was nominated for a number of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Goteborg Film Festival.
In 2010, Elvebakk released his second feature film, "Tatt av Kvinnen" (The Woman Taken). The film is a psychological thriller about a woman who discovers her past. It was well-received by critics and was nominated for a number of awards, including the Amanda Award for Best Film.
In 2013, Elvebakk wrote and directed his third feature film, "Bølgen" (The Wave). The film was a box office success and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Elvebakk has also directed several short films, documentaries, and television series. He has won numerous awards, including the Norwegian National Film Award for Best Director in 2014.
Elvebakk is a versatile filmmaker with a distinct style of storytelling. His films are often set in small towns and rural areas, and explore the psychological and emotional struggles of his characters. His unique ability to mix genres and create tension in his stories has earned him a place among the great Norwegian filmmakers.