Bo Widerberg, was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born Bo Gunnar Widerberg in MalmÃ¶, SkÃ¥ne lÃ¤n, Sweden. He died in Ã„ngelholm, SkÃ¥ne lÃ¤n, Sweden of stomach cancer.
Widerberg was the director of films such as Raven's End, Elvira Madigan, Ã…dalen 31, Joe Hill, Fimpen, The Man on the Roof, Victoria, The Man from Majorca, The Serpent's Way and All Things Fair. The Serpent's Way was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and in competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival.
In 1966 at the 3rd Guldbagge Awards his film Heja Roland! won the award for Best Film.
He won a Silver Bear prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for All Things Fair and a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for Ã…dalen 31. Raven's End, Ã…dalen 31 and All Things Fair all received a nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For Ã…dalen 31 Widerberg won the Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the 6th Guldbagge Awards. For The Man on the Roof he won the award for Best Film at the 13th Guldbagge Awards.