Erlend Lou is a renowned Norwegian writer. He also works on screenplays. Lou's works are intended for children and adults. His novels are distinguished by an ironic tone and light syllable.
Erlend Lou was born on May 24, 1969 in Trondheim. He managed to change several professions: theater actor, assistant in a mental hospital, journalist, teacher. Erlend completed military service. Then he studied in Oslo. Lu studied subjects such as literature, film studies, and ethnology. The writer studied at the Danish Film School and the Academy of Arts in his hometown.
The writer's debut novel is "In the Power of a Woman" in 1993. According to the plot, a decisive girl dominates the main character. His second book “Naively. Super”brought real fame to the prose writer. The central character is a thirty-year-old man suffering from a personal crisis. In 1999, the novel Lu "Wu" was published. The action of the large-scale work takes place in Polynesia. The next work of the writer is "The Best Country in the World" in 2001. It tells about a young journalist.
Then he wrote a Doppler novel about a man who gave up the benefits of civilization and society and went to live in the forest. Erlend's book Volvo Trucks is both sad and funny. The work "Organist" of 2006 is distinguished by an unusual style and form of presentation. A year later, the book "Mulei" was published about a girl who suddenly became an orphan. "Quiet Days in Mixes" tells the story of a married couple who set off on a trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the German Alps. In 2011, his novel "Fwonk" was published. The 2013 novel "Rediscount" tells the story of a poetess.
Contribution to cinema
In 2000, Lou became the screenwriter for The Detector. The main roles were given to Mads Ousdal, Hildegun Riise, Ingjerd Egeberg and Allan Svensson. The Norwegian comedy drama has been nominated for the MIFF. Two years later, the painting "Most people live in China" was released according to his script. Directed by Thomas Robsam, Martin Asphaug, Arild Fröhlich. The drama was presented at events such as the Warsaw International Film Festival, the Febio International Film Festival in Prague, the Belgrade Film Festival and the La Rochelle International Film Festival.
In 2004, thanks to Erlend, viewers saw the film Forbidden Mission, co-produced by the US and Germany. Starring Kristen Stewart, Corbin Blue, Max Thiriot and Jennifer Beals. Three years later, based on his novel of the same name, the film "In the Power of a Woman" was filmed. It was seen by guests of the Toronto International Film Festival, the Gothenburg Film Festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival, and the Rouen Nordic Film Festival. A year later, the works of the prose writer formed the basis for the animated film Kurt Goes Wild, a joint production of Norway and Denmark.
In 2009, Lou wrote the script for North. The drama won 2 prizes at the Berlin Film Festival. In 2016, the film "Thordenskjold and Cold" was released according to the script of the writer. It was presented at the Gothenburg Film Festival, the Munich International Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and the Dark Nights Film Festival in Tallinn. Three years later, the Swedish film "The Ideal Patient" was shot, on which Erlend worked. The main roles were given to Jonas Karlsson, David Densik, Alba August and Suzanne Reuter.