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Lukas Moodysson Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 January 1969Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden
Birth NameKarl Frederik Lukas Moodysson
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lukas Moodysson was born on January 17, 1969 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson. He is a writer and director, known for Show Me Love (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002) and Together (2000). He has been married to Coco Moodysson since 1994. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Coco Moodysson (1994 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Lives in Malmö with his wife Coco and their three children.
Published a poem collection at the age of 17.
Initiated together with Stefan Jarl the appeal Swedish Film Workers for Peace and Freedrom in an Independent Palestine.
His eldest son Emil Moodysson appears briefly in Together (2000).
Retrospective at the 42nd Gijón International Film Festival in Spain.
Has two sons, Emil (b. 1996) and Julius (b. 1998), and a daughter called Lily (b. 2003).

Personal Quotes (4)

I have no conscious plan, so I don't know what happens next. There is a well inside me, but I don't know what is in it. I try to listen out for things - accidents and coincidences and hidden messages. I am a person who always finds photographs on the street and I think they are messages for me.
I was very surprised when my first book came out that it didn't get more attention than it did. I remember thinking, 'Why are people just walking on the street? Why don't they just stop and stand on the corner and read my book? What is wrong with them?'
The only problem is that everyone then says that Bergman is like my father, which is not true. If anything, I'm more like his grandson than his son. My generation are not very affected by him. I was putting together a list - just because I like lists - of the things that have influenced me most in my life. And at number one was the Cure. At two, three and four were Swedish music and writers you won't have heard of. And Morrissey was at number five. I tried to put some films in there but the first director was David Lynch at number eight, and that was more because of Twin Peaks than anything else. So you see, Bergman really was not a major influence.
I realise that the reason I'm a film-maker is that I'm deeply conflicted in my feelings about things.

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