Henning Carlsen

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
The most important Danish filmmaker to emerge between the twilight of Carl Dreyer in the early 1960s and the dawning of Bille August and Lars Von Trier in the 80s, Henning Carlsen crafted a series of carefully detailed ... Read more »
Born: 06/04/1927 in Denmark

Filmography

Writer (13)

Dilemma 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Green Feathers 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wolf at the Door 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wolf at the Door 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Pengene Eller Livet 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Street Under the Snow 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hoer, Var Der Ikke En, Som Lo? 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Divorce Heureux 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man sku vaere noget ved musikken 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man sku vaere noget ved musikken 1971 (Movie)

(From Story)

Er I Bange? 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sult 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (12)

Dilemma 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Green Feathers 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wolf at the Door 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Pengene Eller Livet 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

A Street Under the Snow 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Hoer, Var Der Ikke En, Som Lo? 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Da Svante forsvandt 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Un Divorce Heureux 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Man sku vaere noget ved musikken 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Er I Bange? 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Sult 1965 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (9)

Dilemma 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Two Green Feathers 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Wolf at the Door 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Street Under the Snow 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Da Svante forsvandt 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

I Din Fars Lomme 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Man sku vaere noget ved musikken 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sult 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (4)

Dilemma 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

I Wonder Who's Kissing You Now 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Arven 1978 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hoer, Var Der Ikke En, Som Lo? 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

The most important Danish filmmaker to emerge between the twilight of Carl Dreyer in the early 1960s and the dawning of Bille August and Lars Von Trier in the 80s, Henning Carlsen crafted a series of carefully detailed, often literary, character studies in the 60s, 70s and 80s which reflect his extensive background in documentary cinema.

Relationships

Father

Milestones

1995

Returned to directing with "Two Green Feathers/Pan", his adaptation of Knut Hamsun's novel, "Pan"; also co-produced the film

1986

Directed last film for nearly a decade, "The Wolf at the Door", which he also produced and for which he also wrote the screenplay, based on his story

1979

Edited the Norwegian feature, "Arven/The Heritage", directed by Anja Breien

1972

Produced but did not direct the feature, "I Din Fars Lomme/In Your Dad's Pocket"; film was directed by Anker and Lise Roos

1966

Produced first fiction feature, "Sult/Hunger", which he also adapted from Knut Hamsun's novel and which he also directed; film also marked his real breakthrough in the international art-house scene

1966

Became lecturer at, and board member of, Danish Film School

1962

Feature directing, writing and producing debut, "Dilemma/A World of Strangers"

1958

Was working on a film in South Africa and took note of how filmmaker Lionel Rogosin was able to clandestinely shoot the film, "Come Back Africa"

1957

Began working as freelance director

1956

Directed, wrote and edited five short documentaries for Disney Productions for US TV broadcast; all five shown theatrically in Denmark; the films were "Denmark, Kingdom of Islands", "Copenhagen", "Lifeguards", "Tivoli" and "Circusfarm"

1953

Moved to Nordisk Film Junior

1951

Feature co-directing debut (with Titus Vibe Muller), "Haakon VII--King of Norway in War and Peace"

1949

Directed numerous shorts and several medium-length documentaries; directing debut (also writer; editor), "I formerlaere/Moulder's Apprentice"

1948

Began working as assistant director at Minerva-Film; worked under noted documentarian Theodor Christensen

1942

Left school at age 16 and became involved in the Danish Resistance during WWII; spent three months in Sweden as a refugee at one point

Began collaboration with regular cinematographer Henning Kristiansen on such documentary shorts as "De gamle/Old People" (1961)

Managed the Dagmar cinema in Copenhagen

Planned to become a doctor after the war, after the model of his girlfriend's father

Directed three films which he co-wrote in collaboration with Danish poet Benny Anderson: "Oh, To Be on the Bandwagon!" (1972), "A Happy Divorce" (1975), and "When Svante Disappeared" (1976)

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