A Royal Affair is a gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people. Above all, it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. –TIFF
Nikolaj Arcel (25 August 1972) is a Danish filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for his 2012 film A Royal Affair which won two prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. He is currently based in Hollywood where he is working on a feature adaption fo Don Winslow’s The Power of the Dog and a remake of Hitchcock’s Rebecca for Dreamworks.
Arcel was born and raised in Copenhagen to a psychologist mother and an architect father who divorced when he was seven. His elder sister is the actress Nastja Arcel. He attended Bernadotte School in Hellerup and secondary school at Øster Borgerdyd Gymnasium. He then enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark from where he graduated as film director in 2001. His graduation project, the short film Woyzeck’s Last Symphony, won the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
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