Ulf Malmros

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Ulf Malmros
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Ulf Malmros at Guldbaggegalan 2013.
Born
Ulf Peter Vilhelm Malmros

(1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 53)
NationalitySwedish
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Jaana Fomin

Ulf Peter Vilhelm Malmros (born 16 March 1965) is a Swedish screenwriter and film director.

Screenwriter writer who writes for TV, films, comics and games

A screenplay writer, scriptwriter or scenarist, is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs and video games, are based.

Film director occupation of a person who directs a film

A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.

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Career

At age of 13 Malmros started making home movies. Later he moved to Stockholm and studied at Dramatiska Institutet.

Home movies

A home movie is a short amateur film or video typically made just to preserve a visual record of family activities, a vacation, or a special event, and intended for viewing at home by family and friends. Originally, home movies were made on photographic film in formats that usually limited the movie-maker to about three minutes per roll of costly camera film. The vast majority of amateur film formats lacked audio, shooting silent film.

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.

Dramatiska Institutet university college in Stockholm, Sweden

Dramatiska Institutet (DI) or University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre was a Swedish university college in Stockholm that provided education programs about activities surrounding film, radio, television, and theater. It was founded in 1970 by the Swedish government. Many famous media personalities have studied at Dramatiska Institutet, including Lene Berg, Josef Fares, Mark Levengood, Stina Lundberg Dabrowski, Anders Lundin, Lukas Moodysson, Kjell Sundvall, and Lisa Siwe.

In 2006 Malmros received the Guldbagge Award for "best directing" with Tjenare Kungen . [1] In 2010 he received a "Guldbagge" for the "best manuscript" which was the manuscript of his 2009 film Bröllopsfotografen . [2]

Manuscript document written by hand

A manuscript was, traditionally, any document that is written by hand -- or, once practical typewriters became available, typewritten -- as opposed to being mechanically printed or reproduced in some indirect or automated way. More recently, the term has come to be understood to further include any written, typed, or word-processed copy of an author's work, as distinguished from its rendition as a printed version of the same. Before the arrival of printing, all documents and books were manuscripts. Manuscripts are not defined by their contents, which may combine writing with mathematical calculations, maps, explanatory figures or illustrations. Manuscripts may be in book form, scrolls or in codex format. Illuminated manuscripts are enriched with pictures, border decorations, elaborately embossed initial letters or full-page illustrations. A document should be at least 75 years old to be considered a manuscript.

<i>Bröllopsfotografen</i> 2009 film by Ulf Malmros

Bröllopsfotografen is a Swedish tragicomedy film from 2009. It was directed and written by Ulf Malmros.

In 2010 Malmros hosted the Sveriges Radio program Sommar . [3]

Sveriges Radio Swedish government-operated radio broadcaster

Sveriges Radio AB is Sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster. Sveriges Radio is a public limited company, owned by an independent foundation, previously funded through a licensing fee, the level of which is decided by the Swedish Riksdag. As of January 1st 2019, the funds stem from standard taxation. No advertising is permitted. Its legal status could be described as that of a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization.

<i>Sommar</i> (radio program) Sveriges Radio radio program

Sommar i P1 is one of the most popular shows on Swedish radio. It has been broadcast every summer since 29 June 1959, originally as Sommar on P3 and since 1993 on P1.

Style and trademarks

Many of Malmros' films refer to his birth province Värmland. He also frequently casts the same actors including Kjell Bergqvist, Tuva Novotny and Björn Starrin.

Provinces of Sweden

The provinces of Sweden are historical, geographical and cultural regions. Sweden has 25 provinces and they have no administrative function, but remain historical legacies and the means of cultural identification. Dialects and folklore rather follows the provincial borders than the borders of the counties.

Värmland Place in Svealand, Sweden

Värmland  is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Dalsland, Dalarna, Västmanland, and Närke, and is bounded by Norway in the west. Latin name versions are Varmelandia, Vermelandia, Wermelandia, Værmalandia, Værmolandia, Virmolandia and Vermillandia. Some of the Latinised forms show the origin of the name to come from the large local lake by the name of Värmeln ; others from the river name *Værma, the main outlet of said lake. The province was originally part of Götaland, and became part of Svealand in 1815.

Kjell Bergqvist Swedish actor

Kjell Bertil Leonard Bergqvist is a Swedish actor.

Selected filmography

<i>Rapport till himlen</i>

Rapport till himlen is a 1994 Swedish mini series directed by Ulf Malmros and starring Johan Widerberg and Lina Englund.

Silvermannen is a 1996 Swedish mini series in 3 episodes directed by Ulf Malmros and starring Kjell Bergqvist.

<i>Slim Susie</i> 2003 film by Ulf Malmros

Slim Susie is a 2003 Swedish comedy-crime film. It was directed by Ulf Malmros and written by Malmros and Petteri Nuottimäki. It is considered Ulf Malmros's most popular film.

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References

  1. http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=103&artikel=785257
  2. http://sfi.se/sv/press/Pressarkiv/2009-ars-Guldbaggevinnare/
  3. http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2071&artikel=3713567