Pernille Rose Grønkjær

Director | Producer | Executive Producer

Filmmaker Pernille Rose Grønkjær (1973) graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997 and has earned many awards and much acclaim for her work in documentary film and television over the past 20 years. Her international feature length documentary ”THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun” opened in 2006 at IDFA in Amsterdam and won the festival’s most prestigious 1st price; the Joris Ivens Award. The film had it's North American premiere at The Sundance Film Festival. It has won 11 awards the world over and played in more than 90 film festivals globally. ”THE MONASTERY” has become an important milestone in the strong international brand that Danish documentary is today. With this film Grønkjær established herself as a storyteller with a universal language and a cinematic vision.

Her international feature documentary “LOVE ADDICT” opened at great reviews in 2011.” LOVE ADDICT had it ́s European premiere at IDFA and went on to the US market in September 2012. 

In 2014 Pernille premiered "GENETIC ME". The film is a humorous, ”sexy” and very human gateway into the rising science of who we are. Using wit and authenticity, the film connects a deeply personal tale with frontier genetic research and provides new perspectives on the eternal question of: "How did I become me?" This is the science you thought you would never understand, made accessible and about to set you on a personal journey into the future.

“DEN ANDEN SIDE” (Comedian Mind) was released in 2017 and is an ambitious feature documentary about the iconic Danish stand-up comedian and accomplished performer Anders Matthesen. In 2019 Pernille premiers the mind-boggling “HUNTING FOR HEDONIA” about the burgeoning technology of Deep Brain Stimulation. Pernille worked with academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton in recording the narration for HUNTING FOR HEDONIA. The film was the opening film of the ambitious CPH:DOX Science program 2019 and went on to it’s international festival tour after that. 

In April 2021 the ambitious “SOLUTIONS” opened the CPH:DOX Science program. The film portrays a group of world leading scientists who wants to save humanity through science and finding an optimistic pathway into the future.




Solutions | European Premiere

Documentary I Pernille Rose Grønkjær I Denmark I 2021 I 110 in I OmdU I European Premier

Leading scientists have retreated to the New Mexico desert with an ambitious goal: they want to secure the future of humanity. [...]