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The 2010 Fiaf Award

May 10th


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The 2010 Fiaf Award

The Fiaf Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Excutive Committee of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF) has unanimously decided to present the 2010 FIAF Award to Ms. Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress, filmmaker and artist.

The Fiaf Award celebrates the dedication of contributors to the cause of film preservation from around the world. The previous recipients of the Fiaf Award were: Martin Scorsese (2001); Manuel de Oliveira (2002); Ingmar Bergman (2003); Geraldine Chaplin (2004); Mike Leigh (2005); Hou Hsiao-Hsien (2006); Peter Bogdanovich (2007): Nelson Pereira dos Santos (2008) and Rithy Panh (2009). The Award itself is a 1000-foot film can, made up of pure silver and designed by Filmoteca de la UNAM, Mexico.

The prize will be handed over by Fiaf President Mr. Hisashi Okajima in a ceremony May 3rd during the 66th FIAF congress Oslo 2010

Born 16.12.1938, Tokyo

Liv Ullmann, whose international breakthrough came in the early 1970s, remains Norway’s only world renowned actor/actress. Starting with her remarkable 1957 theatre debut in the title role of The Diary of Anne Frank, she quickly rose to the top of the  Norwegian theatre and made her mark from 1959 in prominent roles in both Norwegian and Swedish cinema. She attracted attention in the Nordic countries with her first lead role in The Wayward Girl (D: Edith Carlmar, 1959) and her role as Eva in the screen adaptation of Hamsun’s Pan (D: Bjarne Henning-Jensen, 1962). On stage she appeared as Solveig in Peer Gynt, Ophelia in Hamlet, Jeanne d’Arc (Shaw) and Grusche in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. From 1966 she was featured prominently  in many of Ingmar Bergman’s films, such as Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Scenes from a Marriage (1972), Face to Face (1976), Autumn Sonata (1978) and Saraband (2001). From 1970 she also played in other internationally renowned films, including in the US. She received  Oscar nominations for lead actress in The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976), and during the same period she made waves on Broadway in the title role of Anna Christie and as Nora in A Doll’s House.  Throughout this period she also returned to Scandinavia for appearances in such plays as  A Moon for the Misbegotten in Oslo, Rebekka West in Rosmersholm in Trondheim and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion in Stockholm. She also played The Lady from the Sea on Norwegian TV in 1979. In the 1980s she played Mother Courage and Noel Coward’s Private Lives on Norwegian stages in parallell with new assignments in US and European cinema. From 1992 she began directing, first with Sofie (1992) in Denmark, in Norway Kristin Lavransdatter (1995) and in Sweden  Private Confessions (1996) and Faithless (2000), the last two based on scripts by Ingmar Bergman.
Liv Ullmann has written two highly regarded self biographical books, Changing (1976) and Choices (1984) and through many years she has worked for humanitarian aid organizations such as UNICEF and UNESCO. Her most recent success was as the director of an Australian theatrical production of A Streetcar named Desire starring Cate Blanchett. This production had a Broadway run last winter to enthusiastic reviews. In the fall of 2010 she will return to Norway and the theatre as an actor in Long Day’s Journey into Night at Riksteatret.
Like Henrik Ibsen, Liv Ullmann is a person the extent of  whose fame Norwegians almost need to go abroad to realize, although the saying “A Prophet Hath No Honour In His Own Country” predates them both.

Liv Ullmann in the National Library of Norway

Feature films:
Film Archives

  • Ung flukt
  • Fjols til fjells
  • Tonny
  • De kalte ham Skarven
  • Skammen
  • An-Magritt
  • Scener ur ett äktenskap
  • Sofie, Director
  • Drømspel
  • Kristin Lavransdatter, Director
  • Enskilda samtal, Director
  • Trolösa, Director
  • I et speil, i en gåte
  • Documentaries, short films, commercials:
    Film Archives

  • Ung flukt: trailer
  • Udødelige Ibsen
  • Liv Ullmann på norsk
  • Edith Carlmar: Bedre enn sitt rykte
  • Det vakre i det brutale
  • Freia PP-pastillen
  • Fanget
  • Growing up in Norway
  • Om An-Magritt
  • Bak kulissene, Liv Ullmann: Scener fra et liv
  • Bare alminnelige mennesker
  • Vind i seilene
  • Anne Brown: the golden voice
  • Løven: Henrik Ibsen
  • Den danske dikteren
  • Sofie: A Portrait
  • Portrett av en film: Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Norske sjøfolk
  • [The shooting of An-Magritt]
  • TV
    Broadcasting Archives:

  • Onkel Vanja (Uncle Vanya) (1962)
  • Smeltedigelen (The Crucible ) (1965)
  • En hyggelig fyr (The Trigon) (1966)
  • Cocktail Party (1967)
  • Fruen fra havet (The lady from the Sea) (1979)
  • Jenny (mini series, 1983)
  • Radio
    Broadcasting Archives:

  • Besides numerous interviews, readings, coverages etc Liv Ullmann takes part in these preserved radio dramas from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Nils Holgersons forunderlige reise (1960)
  • Hallo Perle (1961)
  • Det er kaldt, det er alt august (1961)
  • En ung manns kjærlighet (1961)
  • Svalene flyr lavt (1962)
  • Askeladden og dei gode hjelparane (1962)
  • Hundre og en dalmatinere (1962)
  • Serenade i Repslagergaten (1962)
  • En fallit (1963)
  • Albert Schweitzer (1963)
  • Ultimatum (1963)
  • Mellom himmel og jord (1964)
  • De små revene (1964)
  • Fruen fra havet (rolle: Bolette) (1964)
  • Asmodeus (1964)
  • Broen er sperret (1965),
  • Beklager hvis jeg forstyrrer (1965)
  • Djevelens disippel (1966)
  • Den ytste dagen (1966)
  • Et dukkehjem (1971)
  • National Library of Norway, February 2010, Bent Kvalvik