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The Humanity Present in the Films of Lone Scherfig

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the release of Lone Scherfig’s popular film One Day.

Though perhaps most well-known for her British dramas, Lone Scherfig is Danish; she was born on May 2, 1959 in Copenhagen. Originally working in advertising, Lone actually won the Lion d’Argent prize at the Cannes International Advertising Film more.


‘An Education,’ ‘Their Finest’ and how Lone Scherfig’s Radiant Films Preach Hope in Dark Times

Danish director Lone Scherfig has helmed 10 feature films, all similar in style and tone but varying vastly in subject matter. Her diverse filmography is appealing not only to avid cinephiles but even the most casual viewer. They are irresistibly entertaining and refreshingly accessible, with deep themes and rich stories that are not hindered by their approachable, old-fashioned more.


Lone Scherfig magnifies human connection in ‘The Kindness of Strangers’

There is a poignant moment about halfway through Lone Scherfig’s 10th feature film, The Kindness of Strangers, in theaters Feb. 14. Clara (Zoe Kazan) is at the end of her rope after escaping an abusive husband in upstate New York. She’s been wandering the streets of Manhattan with her two sons, looking for food, stealing money and struggling to find a place to more.