Nanouk Leopold

Initials N.
Main position Filmregisseur en scenarioschrijver
Member of Society of Arts
Personal website

Artist and filmmaker Nanouk Leopold (born in 1968) reports on how we feel about the times in which we live. In the past 15 years, she has established herself as one of the most successful screenwriters and directors in the Netherlands. Her scripts, both original and book or film adaptations, have a distinctive, artistic quality. Each one is different, but each one also bears her unique signature, in which she combines her background as an artist with the writer’s/director’ craft.

Her first film, Îles Flottantes (2000), was nominated for a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival; her second, Guernsey (2005), won two awards at the Netherlands Film Festival and was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Her three next films, Wolfsbergen (2007), Brownian Movement (2010) and Boven is het stil (2013), all premiered at the Berlinale and won several prizes at various international film festivals. Since 2008, she has collaborated with artist Daan Emmen on a series of video installations under the name LeopoldEmmen.