Jörn Donner

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Jörn Johan Donner (born 5 February 1933) is a Finnish writer, movie director, actor, producer, and politician. He is the founder of Finnish Film Archive. Donner was born in Helsinki, Finland.

In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Donner is best known as the producer of Ingmar Bergman's movie Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1982). In 1984 the movie won a total of four Academy Awards including the award for best foreign language film,[2] making him to date the only Finn to receive an Oscar.

His novel Far och son (Father and Son) won the Finlandia Prize in 1985.

Donner is a member of the SDP and RKP. He is a member of the Finnish parliament and the European Parliament.

Donner has suffered from prostate and lung cancers.[3]

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  1. "Berlinale 1979: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-08-08.
  2. "Fanny and Alexansder (1982)", IMDb page
  3. Jörn Donner: "Syöpäkontrollit piinaavat"

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