Erik Poppe is one of Norway’s most acknowledged and commercially successful directors, known for his in-depth work with actors and for his consistently strong visual solutions. Erik started his career as a news photographer for Reuter’s and Verdens gang, where he covered both national news and international conflicts. A few years after his graduation from Dramatiska Institutet as film photographer – Erik made his debut as director with the film Schpaa (1998) which became internationally recognized and, for instance, was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival. Tusen gånger Godnatt (2013) was his first English spoken film, in which Juliette Binoche and Nikolaj Coster Waldau played the leading roles. The film was partially based on Erik´s career as a photographer. The historical drama Kungens Val (2016) was shortlisted as one out of eight movies with an opportunity to be nominated for an Oscar in 2017. All of Erik Poppe´s movies have been nominated for Amanda Awards in Norway. He is the only director ever who has been awarded with the Norwegian Film Critics´ Prize four times. Watch U: July 22 on Edisonline.