Kurt Jacobsen

Kurt Jacobsen



Kurt Jacobsen is an American film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his award-winning films, including the cult classic "The Last Supper" (1995) and the Academy Award-nominated "The Edge of Heaven" (2007).

Jacobsen was born in Los Angeles, California in 1965. He attended UCLA, where he studied film and creative writing. After graduating, he worked as an assistant director on several low-budget films before making his feature film debut with "The Last Supper" in 1995. The film went on to become an underground success, earning Jacobsen an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director.

In 1998, Jacobsen wrote and directed his second feature film, "A Season in Purgatory", which was critically acclaimed but did not receive a wide release. After a brief hiatus, he returned to filmmaking in 2004 with the acclaimed drama "The Edge of Heaven". The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme D'or. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Jacobsen followed "The Edge of Heaven" with "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2009), a crime drama starring Billy Bob Thornton. The film was nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

Jacobsen's most recent film is "The Innocents" (2016), a drama set in post-World War II Poland that explores the themes of faith and morality. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Kurt Jacobsen is a highly respected director and screenwriter whose films have earned numerous awards and accolades. His work has been praised for its thought-provoking themes and powerful storytelling. He has proven himself to be an emerging talent in the film world, and his body of work continues to grow.

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