Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen wins »Best Actor« at the Chicago Film Fest

Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen wins »Best Actor« at the Chicago Film Fest

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Foto: © Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson

Jesper Christensen has won the “Best Actor” award at this year’s Chicago Film Fest. Christensen won for his leading role in Michael Noer’s “Before the Frost”. The movie is currently shown at several international film festivals.

This is what the movie is about:
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ally with the neighbour family in a marriage between his daughter and their son. However, when the rich farmer at a nearby farm wants to buy Jens’s land, he sees a chance to provide him and his family with an even better life.

Before the Frost was also nominated for Best Feature Film at the festival. The Swedish documentary The Raft won a Silver Hugo in the documentary section of the festival.


© Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson

© Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson
© Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson

© Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson
© Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Jonas Svensson


Jesper Christensen

Jesper on Jesper:
“Born in Copenhagen. Lived there ever since. Did 25 years of theatre, – like Alceste in the Misanthropist, Richard in Richard lll (solo), Faust in Faust, Astrov in Vanja, a lot of worried men,- stopped doing it in 1998. Since then only worried men on film. (I love men. We’re so stupid.)

Worked on more than 100 films by Per Fly, Marc Forster, John Madden, Lone Scherfig, Sydney Pollack, Jan Troell, Martin Campbell, Pernille Fischer Christensen, and others.
Since 2000 lives with Tove Bornhoeft, a wonderful Danish theatre manager/director/actress. Two grown up daughters. No animals. Dogs, pigs, chickens, cats, birds, horses, fish, rabbits,- all gone now.”

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