Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Arne Skouen

Arne Skouen (1913 – 2003) was a Norwegian best known for his work as a film director and as a journalist. He was internationally famed for his 1957 film Ni Liv (Nine Lives) which also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. 
His first film was released in 1949, titled Gategutter (Street Boys). His 1959 film The Master and His Servants was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival. His 1962 film Cold Tracks was entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival.
Skouens eye for injustice, ability to make commentary through storytelling and presenting actualities in dramatic form was the genius of Skouen as both a journalist and filmmaker, and it was also key to his success in his third career, as an author. He made his debut as an author with the novel Gymnasiast (translates as High School Student and/or Sixth Former) in 1932, and over the next seventy years, Skouen published over 30 novels, biographies (including his auto-biography) and anthologies - several of which he also turned into film.
Thanks, Arvid

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