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Bille August

Director, Actor

Pelle the ConquerorPelle the Conqueror (1987) Recommended
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Max von Sydow
Swedish widower Max Von Sydow emigrates in the 19th century to Denmark with his son, where they struggle against injustice and poverty. Won an Oscar…
Best IntentionsBest Intentions (1992)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Samuel Froler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow
Sincere, meticulous yet characteristically bleak adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's biographical account of his parents' turbulent courtship and…
House of the SpiritsHouse of the Spirits (1993)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close
Alternately ponderous and fascinating screen version of Isabel Allende's acclaimed saga charting the turbulent history of a South American family…
Smilla's Feeling for SnowSmilla's Feeling for Snow (Smilla's Sense of Snow) (1997)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris
From Peter Hoeg's acclaimed novel, Julia Ormond glistens in the plumb role of the frosty, feisty half–eskimo woman who over–concerns…
Les MiserablesLes Miserables (1998)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman
Victor Hugo's epic tale of France circa 1820 is dusted off once more, Liam Neeson here being forever dogged by Inspector Javert (Geoffrey Rush…
Song for Martin, ASong for Martin, A (2001)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson
Touching drama of a composer and concertmaster who fall in love through classical music, only to battle the effects of Alzheimer's. Foreseeable…
Goodbye BafanaGoodbye Bafana (Color of Freedom) (2007)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Haysbert, Diane Kruger
Nelson Mandela's imprisonment and subsequent friendship with a bigoted Afrikaner prison warden is eavesdropped in this humanist portrait of a crucial…
Chacun Son CinemaChacun Son Cinema (To Each His Own Cinema) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Theo Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August
35 auteurs convey the meaning of cinema in less than three minutes each, in this epic commission to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film…
Night Train to LisbonNight Train to Lisbon (2013)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston
Jeremy Irons goes walkabout as a professor seeking an escape from his buttoned–down academic life, embarking on a train journey to Lisbon after…
Silent HeartSilent Heart (2014)
Dir. Bille August
Feat. Ghita Norby, Paprika Steen, Jens Albinus
Earnest chamber drama about three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother's wish to die before her disease worsens gets…

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