Refn has said numerous times that his largest cinematic influence has been the director Alejandro Jodorowsky (to whom Refn has dedicated "Only God Forgives"),[50] of whom he has said: "I had been seeing Jodorowsky the last couple years in Paris and we’d become quite close. [3] Refn's parents are Danish film director and editor Anders Refn and cinematographer Vibeke Winding. [31] On April 14, 2016, it was announced that the film would be competing for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival,[32] marking it as the third consecutive film directed by Refn that had competed for the Palme d'Or. [49], Refn is married to actress Liv Corfixen,[53] with whom he has two daughters. 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It also forces them to be more truthful. Il préparait le tournage d' Only God Forgives lors de la réalisation de Drive [6]. Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands) and Pusher 3 (2005) (a.k.a. [2], Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and raised partly in New York, United States. Nicolas Winding Refn (Danish: [ˈne̝kolɑs ˈve̝nte̝ŋ ˈʁæfn̩]; born 29 September 1970) is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer. [46] The adaptation The Equalizer ended up being directed by Antoine Fuqua for release in 2014. He is known for directing the Pusher trilogy (1996–2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009), the action drama film Drive (2011), the crime film Only God Forgives (2013), the psychological horror film The Neon Demon (2016), and the crime series Too Old to Die Young (2019). [5][6], He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts but was expelled for throwing a table into a wall.[8]. That's why all my films are very contrasted, if it were anything else I couldn't see it."[8]. They stated that the film will have an all-female cast. Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter and producer. Before we’d have dinner, we’d always have a tarot reading and talk about what it means. And it's a happy ending, even though it's a dark ending, but for the character, it is what he was meant to become. Take, for example, Pusher II, which is a movie about a son [played by Mads Mikkelsen] who all his life wants his father's love, but realizes he needs to kill him to free the sins of the father from him. So there was a build-up as much as possible."[48]. 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He moved to the United States in 1981 and is known for directing the crime dramas Bleeder (1999) and the Pusher films (1996, 2004, 2005), the fictionalised biographical film Bronson (2008), the dramatic adventure film Valhalla Rising (2009), the neo-noir crime film Drive (2011) and the thriller Only God Forgives (2013). “Alien” (1979) Ridley Scott’s science-fiction horror masterpiece “Alien” is a favorite of many of the … The documentary has received positive reviews after premiering at Fantastic Fest and Beyond Fest. He wrote and directed Bronson (2008), which starred Tom Hardy as the title character, the U.K. prisoner Charles Bronson, noted for mental illness, violence and art. [40], In 2009, Refn was attached to direct a modern retelling of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde with Keanu Reeves playing the titular roles. And Drive is similar in the sense that The Driver was meant to become a superhero, and he's denied all these things—relationships, companionship. In 2010, Refn was attached to direct Paul Schrader's script The Dying of the Light with Harrison Ford as the lead. Refn admitted to not knowing anything about the life of the magician and referred to Crowley as a "Satan-worshipping cult personality". On August 14, 2016, Refn announced via his Twitter page that his next project would be titled The Avenging Silence, calling it "Ian Fleming + William Burroughs + NWR = The Avenging Silence" and posted images for Fleming's novel, Dr. No and for Burroughs's novel The Soft Machine. The film won Best Film at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival, and was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema — Dramatic) at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. For Pusher II, lead actor Mads Mikkelsen won a Best Actor award at the 2005 Bodil Awards,[10] Best Actor at the 2005 Robert Festival[11] (where the film was also nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film, among other nominations), and Best Actor at the 2005 Zulu Awards. Hier soir, Arte rediffusait Drive, de Nicolas Winding Refn, suivi d'un documentaire sur sa star Ryan Gosling. Nicolas Winding Refn loves Italian director Mario Bava’s 1965 horror movie “Planet of the Vampires” so much that he introduced a special screening of the film at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Refn has cited viewing The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) as inspiration for his filmmaking career: "I grew up in a cinema family. In 2011, Refn directed the American action drama film Drive (2011). Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land. Just before he turned 11, in 1981, he moved to New York with his parents, where he lived out his teen years. In 2009, Refn teamed up again with frequent collaborator Mads Mikkelsen to write and direct Valhalla Rising, a surrealistic period piece about the Viking era. The film was also nominated in 2012 for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing,[13][14] a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture nomination for Albert Brooks,[15] Excellence in Production Design Award from the Art Directors Guild, won Best Director, Best Screenplay (for Hossein Amini) and Best Supporting Actor (for Brooks) at the Austin Film Critics Awards, won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Albert Brooks) and Best Use of Music in a Film (by Cliff Martinez), the Critics Choice Award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Action Movie, Best Director, Best Picture and Breakthrough Film Artist at the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Best Original Score (Martinez) and Best Supporting Actor (Brooks) at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Best Supporting Actor (Brooks) at the Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Foreign Film at the Fotogramas de Plata, Best Director from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, a Top Films Award from the National Board of Review, Best Supporting Actor (Brooks) at the National Society of Film Critics Awards, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Director at the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards. Une star ultra-charismatique, une bande originale hypnotique, une mise en scène sublime, Drive de Nicolas Winding Refn, ne manque pas d'arguments. Votes: 53,783 | Gross: $0.02M. [7] Refn has referred to himself as Jewish, though his geneaology indicates no recent Jewish heritage. [37], In 2005, it was reported that Refn co-wrote a screenplay with Nicholas St. John titled Billy’s People. [23], Liv Corfixen, Refn's wife, directed the documentary My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, centered on the life and work of Refn and their relationship. Chilton, Martin and Florence Waters (May 19, 2011). [25], In September 2011, Refn said his next film would be I Walk with the Dead, with Carey Mulligan slated to play the lead; she was co-star of Drive. Nicolas Winding Refn est un réalisateur passionnant. The short film is entitled Gucci Premiere. He directed an extended Gucci commercial featuring Blake Lively and himself in a brief cameo,[33] which premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. The film also won a Best Make-Up award at the 2011 Robert Festival. A year ago, he baptized me as his spiritual son and I wanted to reward that gesture. I feel that as a filmmaker, he’s the last of the great giants of an era that’s coming to a close. On November 3, 2014, his production company Space Rocket Nation, alongside its co-producers Gaumont Film Company and Wild Bunch, announced that Refn's next film would be titled The Neon Demon, rather than I Walk With The Dead. Nicolas Winding Refn est un Réalisateur, Scénariste, Acteur danois. 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He also directed a series of Lincoln commercials starring Matthew McConaughey. Following its release, Refn joined with Schrader, Cage, and Yelchin in protesting the studio's final edit of the project, which was not to Schrader's original vision. La genèse du projet commence lors d'une crise existentielle du réalisateur. On his approach to working with actors, Refn has said: "I think the first thing I ask any actor is what they would like to do, which sometimes can frighten people or can be looked upon as, 'Oh, you don't know what you want.' [56], Refn's wife, Liv Corfixen, wrote and directed a documentary entitled My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, which chronicles the "behind the scenes" experience of shooting Only God Forgives when the entire family had to be relocated to Thailand. And after I did it on my first movie, I felt, 'How can you do a movie any other way?' In 2008, Refn co-founded the Copenhagen-based production … [43] However, in February 2010, Découvrez sa biographie, le détail de ses 24 ans de carrière et toute son actualité [26] According to Refn, it will be a horror-movie sex thriller that may be set in Tokyo or Los Angeles. [45] Schrader directed the film, which starred Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin in the Ford and Tatum roles. https://www.allocine.fr/personne/fichepersonne-90208/biographie You've got to get absorbed and dirty, and a way to do that is to ask the actor what they would like to do. And that film proved that you can do it because that movie is not a normal movie."[49]. [4][5][6] His half-brother is Kasper Winding, who has become a singer in Denmark. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where he received the Best Director Award. The working title of the film was Jekyll. [27], In 2013, Refn confirmed I Walk with the Dead as his next project. Refn then directed Bleeder (1999), which featured much of the same cast from the Pusher Trilogy, including actors such as Kim Bodnia and Mads Mikkelsen. Where Drive is like 80 percent. It was because he was meant for something greater."[48]. And why would he be denied that? Nicolas Winding Refn est un cinéaste danois qui vit à Copenhague.Il est le fils d'un monteur, Anders Refn, et d'une photographe, Vibeke Winding. The reason why it didn't go 100 was that I just simply couldn't afford the last remaining pieces. I want to be all of them at once. Winding Refn exited the project. In September 2011 during promotion for Drive, he claimed that Ford did not want his character to die, causing the film production to fall apart. However, Refn, who was born in Denmark but spent a few years of his youth living in New … Pusher III: I'm The Angel of Death). In 2008, Refn returned to the European art house film circuit after his unsuccessful Hollywood venture Fear X. [1] In 2008, Refn co-founded the Copenhagen-based production company Space Rocket Nation. "[41] However, in February 2010, Winding Refn dropped out of the project in order to work on Drive.[42]. That was God to them, but to me it was the antichrist, and how better to rebel against your parents than by watching something your mother is going to hate, which were American horror movies. En 1978, il déménage avec sa mère et son beau-père aux États-Unis, à New York.Ils y restent jusqu'en 1987 avant de retourner au Danemark.Nicolas a suivi à New York des cours à l'American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The story of Refn's recovery is recorded in the documentary Gambler, directed by Phie Ambo. Channing Tatum, who was to co-star with Ford in The Dying of the Light, originally wanted Refn to direct Magic Mike (2012), which Steven Soderbergh came to direct. August 4, 2017. by Max Rumjanek. Looking for something new to watch in December? Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to Anders Refn, a film director and editor, and Vibeke Winding (née Tuxen), a cinematographer. En mai 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn reçoit le prix de la mise en scène lors du 64 e Festival de Cannes pour son film Drive [4]. We 3D scanned his head, body, and facial expressions to make his 3D model, but his acting and voice are done by a different performer, same as with Guillermo", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nicolas_Winding_Refn&oldid=986992933, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director winners, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2013, Articles with French-language sources (fr), Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 05:32. Refn prefers to shoot his films in chronological order: "I read that [director John Cassavetes] had done it on some of his films, so I thought, 'That's a pretty cool approach.' Refn has spoken about characterization in his films: "I've always liked characters that because of the circumstances, have to transform themselves, and in the end, it's inevitable that what they end up becoming is what they were meant to be. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Supporting Actress at the 2000 Bodil Awards, as well as for the Grand Prix Asturias for Best Feature at the 1999 Gijon International Film Festival. Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson, Alexander Morton, Stewart Porter. Drive (7.8)Refn hit his peak in 2011 with the cool crime-noir film Drive, which stars Ryan Gosling as a … Hardy won a Best Actor award at the 2009 British Independent Film Awards for his portrayal of Charles Bronson (and the film was nominated for a Best Achievement in Production award as well). [34][35] Variety reported that producer Lene Borglum described the purported plot as following: "[A] former European spy [accepts] a mission from a Japanese businessman to take down the head of a Yakuza boss in Japan". [citation needed]. [16], Refn wanted to cast Drive actress Christina Hendricks as Wonder Woman,[17][18][19] but later focused on Batgirl instead. Although a financial disappointment, the Danish-Canadian production won an International Fantasy Film Award for Best Screenplay at the 2004 Fantasporto Film Festival, and was nominated for best actor awards (for Turturro) at the Bodil Awards and the Fangoria Awards, and best film awards at festivals including Sitges Film Festival and the Sochi International Film Festival. [9] It garnered a Best Supporting Actor Award for Zlatko Burić at the 1997 Bodil Awards. Looking for some great streaming picks? According to an interview with SciFi Wire, he wanted the film to take place "in modern America and use as much credible science as possible. [28] In October 2013 playwright Polly Stenham was confirmed to write the screenplay with Refn. Nicolas Winding Refn is a Danish film director, screenwriter, and producer. Hommage, film de commande ou film de genre, Drive est un long métrage de fiction que le cinéaste Nicolas Winding Refn a su s’accaparer pour prolonger ses réflexions sur la violence au cinéma. Refn made his directorial debut with the Danish crime film Pusher (1996). So nobody would die or leave the movie in the middle of their shooting schedule. [39], In 2009, Refn expressed high interest in developing a film biopic of notoriously polemic and controversial English occultist, Aleister Crowley, with Bronson star, Tom Hardy, as Crowley. [44] Refn later made two sequels to Pusher, Pusher II (2004) (a.k.a. The Neon Demon would be filmed in Los Angeles, California, in early 2015. In 2003, Refn directed and wrote his first English-language film, Fear X, which starred John Turturro and was shot in Canada. My parents were brought up on the French New Wave. [38] However, Refn scrapped the project because his films Bleeder (1999) and Fear X (2003) were box office disasters. When I saw Texas Chain Saw Massacre, I realized: I don't want to be a director, I don't want to be a writer, I don't want to be a producer, I don't want to be a photographer, I don't want to be an editor, I don't want to be a sound man. In 2012, Refn was attached to direct a remake of the 1980s crime show The Equalizer with Denzel Washington in the lead role, but the deal did not materialize with Sony for unknown reasons. "[49], Refn's color blindness has influenced his style: "I can't see mid-colors. But I try to draw the actor in—to force them in, in some cases, because a lot of actors don't want to discuss things or go in deep; they just want to come and do the work, play their part and walk away. [20][21], The Bangkok-set crime film Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas, premiered in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. [12], The film earned Refn a BAFTA nomination for directing. "[51], He stated that for his first film Pusher, he stole everything from Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 Oscar-nominated The Battle of Algiers and the 1980 Italian horror movie Cannibal Holocaust. Here are some picks to fill your Watchlist. It would always be the end. Writer, director, and producer Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970, to, Christopher Nolan’s Apparently Ok If You Watch His Films On A iPhone, Broken English Boards Chile’s ‘The Monster Within’ (Exclusive), Best Director Never Nominated for ''Best Director'' Oscar, Directors Dealing with Loneliness/Alienation, Face-Off: Lars von Trier vs. Nicolas Winding Refn, Independence Day: Resurgence/The Neon Demon/Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, Sex, Violence, & The Neon Demon: VICE Talks Film with Nicolas Winding Refn, Nicolas Winding Refn - An IU Cinema Exclusive, Cérémonie de clôture du 64ème festival de Cannes, Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow, From Scratz: Scener fra Knud Vesterskovs billedverden. Refn admitted that he asked Stenham to write the screenplay to compensate for his perceived inability to write female characters.[29]. The film won an International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award and Special Mention at the 2010 Fantasporto Festival, and won the Titra Film Award for Refn at the 2010 Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival. The film was remade as a British version in 2012, Pusher, directed by Luis Prieto and executive produced by Refn.[9]. [52] Also influential to his movie viewing experience were Cassavetes' 1976 film The Killing of a Chinese Bookie and Kevin Smith's 1994 indie classic Clerks. [36], In 2019, Cannes Film Festival announced that it will host a masterclass with Refn on working in Film and TV. In July 2016, Refn revealed that he had turned down the offer to direct the James Bond movie Spectre.[47]. [30] The film stars Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote. [55], At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Refn said that he was repulsed by the controversial remarks by Lars von Trier, calling them unacceptable. Nicolas Winding Refn, Writer: Valhalla Rising. [24] The documentary film premiered on July 17, 2014 in Denmark. It's like a painting—you paint the movie as you go along, and I like the uncertainty of not knowing exactly how it's going to turn out. [57] The soundtrack for the documentary is also composed entirely by Cliff Martinez, with the last track "Disconnected" composed, written and sung by Julian Winding, Refn's nephew.[58]. It's almost like he achieved his true meaning. Refn won the FIPRESCI prize for the film at the 2000 Sarajevo Film Festival the work won Best Lighting at the Robert Festival. Le film sort progressivement dans les salles de cinéma à partir de septembre 2011 [5]. [22] The film was awarded the Sydney Film Prize at the 2013 Sydney Film Festival. All my films previous to Drive had been shot in what I call 100-percent almost-chronological order. All 10 Nicolas Winding Refn Movies Ranked From Worst To Best Posted on August 3, 2017 August 4, 2017 by Max Rumjanek When one thinks of contemporary successful mainstream movie directors, Nicolas Winding Refn’s name might not immediately come to mind, with the likes of David Fincher and Christopher Nolan taking up most of the spotlight and generating most successes. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. He is known for directing the Pusher trilogy, the fictionalised biographical film Bronson, the adventure film Valhalla Rising, the action drama film Drive, the crime film Only God Forgives, the psychological horror film The Neon Demon, and the crime series Too Old to Die Young. When one thinks of contemporary successful mainstream movie directors, Nicolas Winding Refn’s name might not immediately come to mind, with the likes of David Fincher and Christopher Nolan taking up most of the spotlight and generating most successes. What plants the seed for him is realizing he has his own child, and the responsibility of that suddenly forces him to take action.

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