Lukas Moodysson

Director
Lukas Moodysson was a critically-acclaimed director from Sweden. His sensitive, experimental films won him international respect and popular success in his home country. Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 and grew ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1969 in Lund, SE

Filmography

Director (8)

We Are The Best! 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mammoth 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Container 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Lilya 4-Ever 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Terrorister--En Film Om Dom Domda 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Together 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Show Me Love 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

We Are The Best! 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mammoth 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Container 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lilya 4-Ever 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Together 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Show Me Love 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The New Country 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

Container 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Editor (2)

Container 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (1)

Jalla! Jalla! 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

Show Me Love 1999 (Movie)

("U Drive Me Crazy") (Song)
Art Department (1)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Art Director)
Casting (1)

A Hole In My Heart 2005 (Movie)

(Casting)

Biography

Lukas Moodysson was a critically-acclaimed director from Sweden. His sensitive, experimental films won him international respect and popular success in his home country. Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 and grew up a self-proclaimed loner in Åkarp, Skåne County, Sweden. He began writing at a young age, and he had five poetry collections and a novel to his name by the time he was 23. He decided to switch to film to gain a wider audience, studying at what was then Sweden's only film school. He catapulted into the public eye with the hugely successful and provocatively titled "F*cking Åmål" (1998), a story about two girls falling in love in a small town. The-coming-of-age film was notably accompanied by a catchy pop soundtrack; its English title "Show Me Love" came from the Robyn song that plays at the end. The film met with great success, both critically and with the people of Sweden. Moodysson went on to release "Together" (2000), a film set in 1970s Stockholm, and the much darker "Lilya 4-ever" (2002) about an ill-fated girl's life in the former Soviet Union. After these highly successful films, Moodysson took a far more experimental turn with "A Hole In My Heart" (2004), which featured harsh screeching noises accompanying disturbing images of surgery and a barely there narrative, and "Container" (2006), with a stream of consciousness narrative accompanying seemingly unrelated imagery. These change of pace films received mostly negative reviews, and he returned to more conventional films in the years after. In 2013, he released "We Are The Best!" a 1980s-set film about a young female punk band, based on his wife Coco's comic book. The film met with critical success internationally.

EDUCATION

Dramatic Institute

Milestones

2014

Directed the 1980s-set comedy "We Are the Best"

2002

Directed the critically acclaimed "Lilya 4-ever"

1998

Made directorial debut with "F*cking Åmål" AKA "Show Me Love"

Bonus Trivia

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Says his Christian beliefs have influenced his work

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Was a poet before he turned to directing

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