Arthur Cohn

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Arthur Cohn
Arthur Cohn.jpg
Arthur Cohn in Basel
Born(1927-02-04) February 4, 1927 (age 87)
Basel, Switzerland
Occupationfilm producer
 
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This article is about the film producer. For the mathematician, see Arthur Cohn (mathematician).
Arthur Cohn
Arthur Cohn.jpg
Arthur Cohn in Basel
Born(1927-02-04) February 4, 1927 (age 87)
Basel, Switzerland
Occupationfilm producer

Arthur Cohn (born February 4, 1927 in Basel, Switzerland) is a film producer.[1]

Six of his films have won the Academy Award,[2] and he was awarded the Guardian of Zion Award in 2004. One of the awards was for French film Black and White in Color (1976) as producer. For decades he worked hand in hand with Lilian Birnbaum (Paris) and Pierre Rothschild (Zurich).

His best-known non-documentary film is Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini (1970, directed by Vittorio De Sica). His most recent film as producer is The Yellow Handkerchief (2008). He also produced films by Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) and Walter Salles (Central do Brasil, Abril Despedaçado).

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmNotes
1961Sky Above and Mud Beneath (Le Ciel et la Boue)Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
1964Paris SecretDocumentary Feature
1967Woman Times Sevenstarring Shirley MacLaine and Peter Sellers
1968A Place for Lovers (Amanti)starring Faye Dunaway and Marcello Mastroianni
1970Sunflower (I Girasoli)starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini)Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1972We'll Call Him Andrew (Lo chiameremo Andrea)starring Nino Manfredi
1973A Brief Vacation (Una breve vacanza)David di Donatello Award Winner
1976Black and White in Color (Noir et Blanc en Couleur)Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1979Adoption (L'adoption)starring Geraldine Chaplin
1981The Yellow Star – The Persecution of the Jews in Europe 1933-45 (Der Gelbe Stern)Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
1984Love on the Ground (L'Amour par Terre)starring Jane Birkin and Geraldine Chaplin
Dangerous Moves (La Diagonale du Fou)Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1990American DreamAcademy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
1991November DaysDocumentary Feature
1995Two Bitsstarring Al Pacino
1997White Liesstarring Rosanna Arquette and Harvey Fierstein
1998Central Station (Central do Brasil)Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
1999Children of the NightDocumentary Short with rare footage of Children in the Holocaust
One Day in SeptemberAcademy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
2001Behind the Sun (Abril Despedaçado)Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
2004The Chorus (Les Choristes)Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and for Best Music
2008The Yellow Handkerchiefstarring William Hurt, Maria Bello and Kristen Stewart
The Children of Huang Shistarring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Radha Mitchell and Chow Yun-Fat
2009Feathered Fan and Silken RibbonDocumentary Feature
2012Russian Disco (Russendisko)based on Wladimir Kaminer's acclaimed book

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