Returning directors

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Stockholm International Film Festival is an annual gathering place for some of the world's leading film directors. Many of them have visited us with their films since their debut. 2021 is hardly an exception to this tradition. Below we list our returning directors from this year's festival program.

Jonas Carpignano – »A Chiara«
Previously »A Ciambra - The Story of Pio« (2017) & »Mediterranea« which inaugurated the festival in 2015 and won the award for Best directorial debut.

Behtash Sanaeeha – »The Ballad of a White Cow«
Previously »Ehtemal-e Baran-e Asidi« (2015).

Rachel Lang – »Our Men«
Previously »Baden Baden« (2016).

Joachim Trier - »The Worst Person in the World« (winner of this year's Stockholm Visionary Award)
Previously won the Bronze Horse for »Oslo, August 31st« (2011) and »Louder Than Bombs« (2015) and showed his feature film »Thelma« (2017).

Céline Sciamma – »Petite maman«
Previous winner of the 2019 Stockholm Visionary Award. Has visited the festival with »Portrait of a Lady on Fire« (2019) and won the Bronze Horse for Best film with the film »Girlhood« (2014). Is also part of this year's festival as co-scriptwriter for Jacques Audiard's »Paris, District 13th«.

François Ozon - »Everything Went Fine«
Winner of the Stockholm Visionary Award 2016. Previously »Summer of 85« (2020), »Double Lover« (2017), »Frantz« (2016) and »Angel« (2007).

Jacques Audiard – »Paris, 13th District«
Winner of the Stockholm Visionary Award 2012 when he visited the festival with »Rust and Bone«.

Pedro Almodóvar – »Parallel Mothers« (opening film of the year)
Previously »The Skin I Live In« (2011) and »All About My Mother« (1999).

Leos Carax – »Annette« (center film of the year)
Previously »Holy Motors« (2012).

Hong Sang-soo – »In Front of Your Face«
Recipient of the FIPRESCI Award for »The Woman Who Ran« (2020), »Gangbyeon Hotel« (2018), »Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja« (2017), »Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot« (2016), »Ja-yu-eui eon-deok« (2014), »Our Sunhi« (2013), »Nobody's Daughter Haewon« (2013), »In Another Country «(2012), »The Day He Arrives« (2011) , »Hahaha« (2010).

Paolo Sorrentino - »The Hand of God«
Previously »This Must Be the Place« (2011).

Sean Penn - »Flag Day«
Previously »Into the Wild« (2007) and »September 11« (2002).

Nadav Lapid - »Ahed's Knee«
Winner of Best Screenplay 2019 with »Synonyms« and has previously shown »Policeman« (2011).

Joanna Hogg - »The Souvenir Part II«
Previously »The Souvenir« (2019).

Nanni Moretti - »Three Floors«
Previously »Dear Diary« (1993).

Charlotte Gainsbourg - »Jane by Charlotte«
Previously »Misunderstood« (2014), »Do Not Disturb« (2012), »The Tree« (2010).

Lucy Walker - »Bring Your Own Brigade«
Previously »The Crash Reel« (2013), »Countdown to Zero« (2010) and »Waste Land« (2010).

Mark Cousins ​​- »The Story of Film: A New Generation«
Previously »Stockholm, My Love« (2016), »A Story of Children and Film« (2013).

Giuseppe Tornatore - »Ennio: The Maestro«
Previously »A Simple Formality« (1994).

Sergei Loznitsa - »Babi Yar. Context«
Previously »State Funeral« (2019), »Donbass« (2018) and »My Joy« (2010).

Pablo Larraín - »Spencer«
»A Fantastic Woman« (2017), »The Club« (2015), »Gloria« (2013),
»Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus« (2013) and »Young & Wild« (2012).

Paul Verhoeven - »Benedetta«
Previously »Elle« (2016).

Banjong Pisanthanakun - »The Medium«
Previously »Ha phraeng« (2009).

Photo: »Flag Day«, directed by Sean Penn

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