Family & Companions
Leading figure of the Finnish cinema ever since the release of his first feature as a director, "A Sunday in September" (1963). Donner's films range from documentaries to melodramas with, for the most part, his more "serious" work being made in Sweden and his more "commercial" work in Finland. He is also the author of "The Personal Vision of Ingmar Bergman" (1964) as well as numerous novels and political works. Donner was made managing director of the Swedish Film Institute in 1978 and is a member of the Finnish parliament. Married to Harriet Andersson, who has appeared in a number of his films.
Director (Feature Film)
Cast (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Producer (Feature Film)
Editing (Feature Film)
Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
Short film directing debut, "Aamua kaupungissa/Morning in the City"
Co-founded Finnish Film Archive
As a conscientious objector, worked as civilian hospital orderly in place of military service
Feature film directing debut, "A Sunday in September"
First feature as producer, "Kapy selan alla/Skin, Skin"
Named president of Swedish Film Institute