Per Holst
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1939
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Producer/director and screenwriter Per Holst is among the most internationally distinguished figures in contemporary Danish cinema. His best known production is Pelle the Conqueror (1988), which earned him the Golden Palm at Cannes and an American Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Holst has also won awards with such films as Zappa (1983) and Twist and Shout (1984). In Denmark Holst has won nine "Roberts," the Danish Oscar. Holst frequently collaborates with filmmaker Bille August. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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