Magnus von Horn was born in 1983 in Sweden, Gothenburg. He currently lives and works in Poland. He graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź in 2013, where he now teaches directing. Magnus made a successful entrance with his short films: Echo (2010) premiered at Sundance FF and Without Snow (2011) premiered at Locarno FF. His debut feature The Here After premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight 2015 – Cannes FF and won two Swedish Guldbagge Awards for Best Film and Best Director. The Here After toured festivals such as Toronto, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, and was sold to more than 10 territories. His second feature length fiction Sweat, a smartly focused story about the life of a social influencer, is one of the more textured and rewarding features to deal with the phenomenon of modern celebrity. Sweat took part in Torino Film Lab and was part of the Cannes 2020 Official Selection.