Aku Louhimies

Aku Louhimies is an award-winning director and screenwriter known for his films interpreting reality beautifully, yet truthfully. Over the past decade, his films have established him as one of the most preeminent directors of Scandinavian cinema today.

The works of Louhimies, who is accomplished in both film and television, have consistently garnered attention and praise both domestically and internationally. Included amongst his nine feature films are the European Film Award nominees 8-Ball (2013) and Frozen Land (2005). Louhimies also directed the five-part event series called Rebellion (2016) about the birth of independent Ireland. His most recent work Unknown Soldier (2017) is an epic World War II film based on the best-known Finnish novel. Louhimies is the director, producer and a writer of Unknown Soldier.

As a dedicated father of four, Louhimies is passionate about using the medium of film for socially and environmentally constructive purposes.

Unknown Soldier – (2017, Finland, Belgium, Iceland)
Rebellion – (2016, Ireland)
8-Ball – (2013, Finland)
Naked Harbour – (2012, Finland, Sweden, Russia)
Tears of April – (2008, Finland)
Frozen City – (2006, Finland)
Man Exposed – (2006, Finland)
Frozen Land – (2005, Finland)
Lovers & Leavers – (2002, Finland)
Restless – (2000, Finland)

 

 

Awards

NAKED HARBOUR (VUOSAARI), 2012
Festroia International Film Festival 2012
CICAE Award

NAKED HARBOUR (VUOSAARI), 2012
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2012
The Interfilm Church Prize

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Jussi Awards 2007
Best Director

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Ghent International Film Festival 2006
Best Director

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006
Don Quijote Award – Special Mention

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006
FIPRESCI Prize

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006
Label Europa Cinemas

FROZEN CITY (VALKOINEN KAUPUNKI), 2006
Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2006
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Honorable Mention

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Jussi Awards 2006
Best Director

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Jussi Awards 2006
Best Script

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Athens International Film Festival 2005
Best Screenplay

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Bergen International Film Festival 2005
Jury Award

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Göteborg Film Festival 2005
Church of Sweden Film Award

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Göteborg Film Festival 2005
FIPRESCI Prize

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Göteborg Film Festival 2005
Nordic Film Prize

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Leeds International Film Festival 2005
Golden Owl Award

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2005
NDR Promotion Prize – Honorable Mention

FROZEN LAND (PAHA MAA), 2005
Moscow International Film Festival 2005
Special Jury Prize

FRAGMENTS (IRTIOTTOJA), 2003
Venla Awards 2004
Venla Best Director

LOVERS & LEAVERS (KUUTAMOLLA), 2002
Durango Film Festival 2003
Jury Award Best Narrative Feature

LOVERS & LEAVERS (KUUTAMOLLA), 2002
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2003
Best Feature

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