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People in Film | Lone Scherfig

Posted May 18, 2011 to photo album "People in Film | Lone Scherfig"

The Danish-born director of One Day has proven herself to be an international talent in dealing with actors and locations.

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Lone Scherfig | Always Educational

While One Day starts off in Edinburgh, much of the action takes place further south in London, which was also the setting for Lone Scherfig's highly successful third feature, An Education. Based on Lynn Barber's memoir of first love, the 1960s period piece tells the story of Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a scholastically gifted 16-year-old who shuns her studies when she falls for David (Peter Saarsgard), a roguish charmer twice her age. The film won rave reviews when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. The Village Voice's Scott Foundas called it a “seemingly benign, classily directed [movie] that conceals a surprisingly tart, morally ambiguous center.” He was not alone in his appreciation, as the film earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Carey Mulligan) and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2010 Academy Awards.