Jan Troell

Director, Director of photography, Screenwriter
A former elementary school teacher who began collaborating on films with director Bo Widerberg in the early 1960s, Troell made his own feature directing debut in 1965 and went on to become one of his country's leading ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1931 in Sweden

Filmography

Director (16)

The Last Sentence 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Everlasting Moments 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Presence 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Sa Vit som en Sno 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Their Frozen Dream 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Hamsun 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Capitano 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Sagolandet 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

The Flight of the Eagle 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Hurricane 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Bang! 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Zandy's Bride 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Nybyggarna 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

The Emigrants 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Who Saw Him Die? 1966 (Movie)

(Director)

Har Har Du Ditt Liv 1965 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (14)

Everlasting Moments 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Presence 2003 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Sa Vit som en Sno 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Their Frozen Dream 1998 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Hamsun 1997 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Il Capitano 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sagolandet 1988 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Flight of the Eagle 1982 (Movie)

(Photography)

Bang! 1977 (Movie)

(Photography)

Nybyggarna 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Emigrants 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Who Saw Him Die? 1966 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Har Har Du Ditt Liv 1965 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Baby Carriage 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Writer (12)

The Last Sentence 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Everlasting Moments 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Presence 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sa Vit som en Sno 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Their Frozen Dream 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sagolandet 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Flight of the Eagle 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bang! 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nybyggarna 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Emigrants 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Who Saw Him Die? 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Har Har Du Ditt Liv 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (12)

The Last Sentence 2014 (Movie)

(Editor)

Presence 2003 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sa Vit som en Sno 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hamsun 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Il Capitano 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sagolandet 1988 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Flight of the Eagle 1982 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bang! 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Nybyggarna 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Emigrants 1971 (Movie)

(Editor)

Who Saw Him Die? 1966 (Movie)

(Editor)

Har Har Du Ditt Liv 1965 (Movie)

(Editor)
Actor (3)

Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life at Any Cost 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sagolandet 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

The Last Sentence 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Il Capitano 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A former elementary school teacher who began collaborating on films with director Bo Widerberg in the early 1960s, Troell made his own feature directing debut in 1965 and went on to become one of his country's leading filmmakers. His best-known work outside Sweden is the sweeping diptych "The Emigrants" (1972), which earned Troell a Best Director Oscar nomination, and "The New Land" (1973), based on novels by Vilhelm Moberg and starring Liv Ullman and Max Von Sydow. He made two US films, the disappointing "Zandy's Bride" (1973) and "Hurricane" (1979). Troell received critical acclaim for his biopic "Hamsun" (1996), about the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author who lent support to the Nazis during WWII.

Milestones

1996

Directed biopic "Hamsun"

1974

Directed first American film, "Zandy's Bride"

1965

Film directing debut, "Uppehall i myrlandet/Stopover in the Marshland"

1963

Served as lighting cameraman on Bo Widerberg's first feature film, "Barnvagnen/The Baby Carriage"

1961

Filmed several TV documentaries

1961

Cinematographer and co-director on Bo Widerberg's first short, made for TV, "Pojken och draken/A Boy and His Kite"

1960

Directed and photographed first short documentary film, "Stad/The Ship"

Gained acclaim for his two films "The Emmigrants" (1972) and "The New Land" (1973)

In the 1950s, worked as teacher at the Sorgenfri primary school in Malmo for nine years (an experience he drew on for his study of a teacher's relationship with his class, "Ole Dole Doff/Who Saw Him Die?" 1968); lived in a house once occupied by Ingmar Be

Became apprentice in TV

Returned to Sweden

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