Pål Sletaune has become one of Norway's foremost directors for both
feature films and commercials. Born in 1960, Sletaune directed his
first short film in 1992. He debuted as a feature film director in 1997
with the highly acclaimed 'Junk Mail', which was screened at the
International Critic's Week in Cannes that year where he won 1st prize.
The film was a box office hit in Norway and sold to more than 40
countries winning a number of prizes at international festivals such as
the Jury Award at the Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival, the Silver Award
at the 1997 Tokyo Int'l Film Festival and the Silver Spur Award at the
Flanders Int'l Film Festival. Closer to home, JUNK MAIL won the coveted
Amanda Award for Best Norwegian Feature Film, as well as for best actor
and actress, he also won the FIPRESCI Award at the Stockholm Film
In 1998 Pål Sletaune was rated among the worlds 10 most promising directors by Variety.
Sletaune also received international recognition for his short films
'The Bingo Joint' (1992) and 'Eating Out' (1993). For his work as a
commercials director, he has won three Lion Awards at the Cannes
Commercials Festival (two gold and one bronze) as well as a large
number of awards in Norway.
In 1998 he formed together with director Marius Holst and producers
Turid Øversveen and Håkon Øverås the production company 4 1/2 to
produce feature films and commercials.
Movies by Pål Sletaune
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