Benjamin Ree

Benjamin Ree


After studying journalism at the University College in Oslo, Benjamin Ree started his career by freelancing for Reuters and the BBC. Today he works as a documentary director at the Web-TV station VGTV. His productions have premiered at IDFA and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Magnus (2016), his first feature-length production about chess genius Magnus Carlsen, won him several international awards. Ree prides himself in getting really close to interesting people.


2020 The Painter and the Thief (Documentary)
2016 Magnus (Documentary)
2014 When Ailin kissed Lars (Documentary short)
2012 Drømmen om kongeørnen (Documentary short)

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The Painter and the Thief
Year: 2019
The theft of two major paintings starts an improbable friendship. Using CCTV recordings, the artist victim tracks...