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Karin Arrhenius

    Karin Arrhenius (b. 1972) is a highly acclaimed Swedish screenwriter known for her original screenplays The Girl (2009) and Sanctuary (2013), both directed by Fredrik Edfeldt. The Girl has won awards both domestically and internationally, receiving the ‘Best Debut Film’ (Honorable Mention) and ‘Best Feature Film’ (Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk) at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and four Guldbagge nominations, including ‘Best Script’ at The Official Swedish Film Awards in 2010. Arrhenius’ screenplays also include In Your Veins (2009), starring Joel Kinnaman and One Eye Red (2007), based on the best-selling book by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

    Beside her early studies in Literature and the History of Ideas at Stockholm University and Lund University, Arrhenius studied screenwriting at The Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (SADA) from 2001 to 2004 and at Biskops Arnö in 1999.


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