Insights on Gender and the Business of Directing

An Interview With Susanne Bier



Oscar-winning Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier has directed fifteen films since 1991. Her film Brothers (2004) inspired the 2009 US remake starring Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Tobey Maguire, and her film After the Wedding (2006) was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) was Bier’s first US production, starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, and she won the Oscar for her Danish film In a Better World (2010).9

Her most recent movie, Serena (2014), stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper; and most recently she helmed all six episodes of the TV series The Night Manager (2016), ...

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