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Phie Ambo

Denmark

Biography

Phie Ambo is a Danish director who grew up in Snekkersten in Denmark. She graduated as a math-student from Helsingør Gymnasium in 1992. She studied directing of documentary film at National Film School of Denmark. In 2001 she co-directed her debut film Family together with Sami Saif, which won a Robert award (Danish annual film award) for Best Documentary and Joris Ivens Award at IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Phie Ambo followed Family up with Growing Up In a Day in 2002. In 2006 she directed Gambler which is a documentary about the controversial Danish auteur-director Nicolas Winding Refn (*Pusher, Bronson), and his struggle to continue making films after going financially bankrupt in 2003.

Filmography:

Family - together with Sami Saif (90´, Denmark, 2001)
Growing Up in a Day (28´, Denmark, 2002)
The Diver Inside Me (28´, Denmark, 2003)
Gambler (78´, Denmark, 2006)
Mechanical Love (79´, Denmark, 2007)
Free the Mind (80', Denmark, 2012)

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Mechanical Love

Mechanical Love (Orig.) / 2007 / Denmark / 78 min

Mechanical Love is a documentary on the interrelationship between robots and humans.

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