Bård Breien (b. 1971, Norway) read philosophy and literature at Oslo University, and then studied film in Copenhagen for three years. He has written scripts for educational and short films, including Que sera, sera (2002). His short film Franks prolaps was nominated for the annual Norwegian Amanda film award in 2003. His feature film debut The Art of Negative Thinking, a black comedy about the encounter of several disabled people and their partners, won Best Director at KVIFF in 2007 and a Czech Lion for Best Foreign Language Film. He shot the Norwegian-Czech-Danish coproduction black crime comedy Detective Down in 2013, whose hero is a young man with Down syndrome.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016