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Meet Magnus Gertten

Magnus Gertten is an award winning director from Malmö, Sweden.

Since 1998, he has directed more than 15 documentaries for Swedish National Television and international TV channels. His films has been screened at film festivals in more than 60 countries.

Among Magnus Gertten’s internationally awarded films are The Way Back – True Blue 2 (2002) , Gå loss/Get busy (2004), Rolling Like a Stone (2005), Long Distance Love (2008), Harbour of Hope (2011) and Every Face Has a Name (2015).  He’s been nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge awards two times.

In 2016 he premiered the football documentary Becoming Zlatan, co-directed with Fredrik Gertten.

He runs the production company Auto Images in Malmö, Sweden, together with producer Lennart Ström. They have together co-produced several internationally awarded documentaries as the Cannes winner Armadillo (2010), the Prix Europa winner The Punk Syndrome (2012) and Bravehearts (2012). They also produced the short My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow, which was awarded at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008.

Magnus Gertten has a background as a TV, radio and music journalist.