"Between each layer, an onion has silky membranes. I like to think of myself as one. By being between the layers of reality and storytelling, the stories can pass through me, and together we create something beautiful, simple and sharp, just like an onion."
In 2011 Eva Mulvad (born 1972) won the prestigious, Danish ”Roos Award ” granted for her entire body of work. Mulvad graduated from the Danish Film School in 2001 and by 2006 she had her international break-through with Enemies of Happiness, which focused on the female politician Malalai Joya’s political campaign ahead of the first democratic elections in Afghanistan 2005. The film won the Silver Wolf Award at IDFA and subsequently the World Cinema Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
With her intrinsic flair for drama and with many international awards in the baggage, Eva Mulvad is one of the most prominent Danish film-makers. Most recently Mulvad spent three years working on family-chronicle entitled The Good Life (2010). The film was shown at IDFA and went on to win the award for Best Documentary at Kalovy Vary International Film Festival.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
The Good Life
Doc Alliance Award, Best Documentary.
Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The Last Dance
Nordvisions Prize for Best Feature Documentary.
Enemies of Happiness
Cinema for Peace Award given to Malalai Joya – the main character in Enemies of Happiness with.
World Cinema Jury Prize for Best International Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2007.
SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary, Washington: Special Mention