Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Photo: Christian Geisnaes

Famous Danish directors

You’ve probably heard of Lars von Trier, the controversial director of films like Melancholia and Antichrist. But what about other Danish film directors, like Oscar-winning Susanne Bier? Or Nicolas Winding Refn, who directed Ryan Gosling in Drive? Denmark may be small in size, but it has produced some big directors and many much-loved films. Get to know Denmark’s famous film directors in this guide and fall in love with Denmark on screen.

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