Simon Staho (born 1972) made his feature film debut in 1998 with VILDSPOR/WILDSIDE starring Mads Mikkelsen and Nicolaj Coster Waldau. Staho then directed both DAG OCH NAT/DAY AND NIGHT (2004) and BANG BANG ORANGUTANG (2005) with a cast of Swedish actors including Mikael Persbrandt, Pernilla August and Lena Endre, the first winning the Silver Hugo Award in Chicago and the critics’ FIPRESCI Prize in Motovun, Croatia. With DAISY DIAMOND (2007) starring Noomi Rapace, Staho returned to a mostly Danish cast.
Staho’s first four feature films were selected for competition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The Swedish-Danish co-production HEAVEN’S HEART (2008), Staho’s fifth feature film, was selected for the Berlinale Special Section at Berlin International Film Festival. WARRIORS OF LOVE (2009) was selected for Locarno, and Staho’s latest film LOVE IS IN THE AIR was selected for competition at Berlin in 2012.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR – Official Trailer