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Born in 1959, Todd Solondz grew up in the suburbs of Newark, New Jersey. Since his earliest feature-length films he has garnered a string of successes in the major international festivals: in 1996, Welcome to the Dollhouse, which he produced, wrote and directed, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; in 1998, Happiness, won the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. His next film, Storytelling, premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival and was named one of the ten best films of the year by “The New York Times”. His first participation in the Venice Film Festival was with Palindromes, which premiered in competition in 2004. Life During Wartime won the Osella for Best Screenplay in 2009, and Dark Horse, starring Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken, competed for the Golden Lion in 2011.
2004 – Palindromes – In Competition (screenplay, director)
2009 – Life During Wartime – In Competition (screenplay, director)
2011 – Dark Horse – In Competition (screenplay, director)
2009 – Life During Wartime – Osella for Best Screenplay