Christoffer Boe (born 1974) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is an established and well-known not only in Denmark, but all through the world. Among his international awards there are FIPRESCI Director of the Year at San Sebastián International Film Festival and Golden Camera at Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He is also co-founder and director of the film production company AlphaVille Pictures Copenhagen.
Boe was born in Rungsted just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. After school in Denmark, he went to study the history of cinematography in Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Then, he continued his studies in Copenhagen University. In 1997 he decided to go deep into movie making and was accepted at the National Film School of Denmark director’s course.
During that time he directed a trilogy of short films: “Obsession” (1999), “Virginity” (2000) and “Anxiety” (2001). They were 20 to 30 minutes long and starred Maria Bonnevie and Nikolaj Lie Kaas. They’re all… read more
Not quite a 'poetic-realist', not quite a 'magical-realist', but somewhere in-between. A filmmaker that has successfully ground-down his biggest influences (the Godard of Alphaville and Contempt; the Kieślowski of the Three Colours trilogy and 'Véronique'; the von Trier of Europa and Epidemic) and created a body of work that consistently challenges the nature of cinema, the conventions of storytelling, and the psychology of men left damaged by personal events. A filmmaker to sit alongside Neil Jordan and Leos Carax, with his films possessing that same wounded romanticism, misfit eccentricity and powerful sadness, as well as a similar emphasis on incredible style.