Mikael Wiström

Mikael Wiström



Mikael Wiström is a Swedish-born director, writer and producer who has been making films since the early 1990s. He is best known for his award-winning films such as “Let the Right One In” (2008) and “Force Majeure” (2014).

Wiström was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1971. He began his career in the early 1990s, working as a production assistant and editor in a number of short films. In 1995, he made his directorial debut with the short film “On the Edge”, which won several awards and established him as a talented director.

In the late 1990s, Wiström wrote and directed “The New Country” (1998), a feature film that was critically acclaimed and won several awards. This was followed by the critically acclaimed “Jalla! Jalla!” (2000), which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Wiström then went on to direct the award-winning “Let the Right One In” (2008), which was nominated for several awards and was a huge success internationally. This was followed by “Force Majeure” (2014), which won the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In addition to his feature films, Wiström has also directed several television shows, including “The Bridge” (2013) and “The Rain” (2018). He has also directed music videos for a number of Swedish artists, including Robyn, Lykke Li and Kent.

Wiström is known for his ability to create suspense and drama in his films, as well as his skill at shooting beautiful, naturalistic images. He has been praised for his ability to tell stories in a unique and powerful way, making him one of the most respected directors in the Swedish film industry.

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