Award winning Swedish director / writer / producer / actor. Mr. Sucksdorff's film The Great Adventure won the International Prize and Special Mention for Direction at Cannes in 1954. That film also won the Grand Silver Plaque at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1994, Mr. Sucksdorff was honored in his native land with a Creative Achievement Award at the Guldbagge Awards. He had previously won a Best Director Award in the 1960s for his film My Home is Copacabana. Mr. Sucksdorff directed numerous films between 1941 and 1971.