Lars von Trier

Photo: Christian Geisnaes

Lars von Trier

Famous directors from Denmark

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? For a small country, Denmark has produced some big directors and many much-loved films. Get to know Denmark’s famous film directors here and fall in love with Denmark on screen!

Share this page

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recommends...

Hear what Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau says about his homeland, Denmark!

The Killing

Visit the locations of TV hits like The Killing

Is Denmark as dark and mysterious as shows like The Killing and The Bridge make it look?!