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Vivica Aina Fanny Bandler, Finnish theater director. Recipient Golden Boot Daily Newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Sweden, medal City of Stockholm, medal Swedish Parliament in Finland, August award Swedish Dramatists' Association, Letterstedt Foundation medal for Nordic cooperative, Thalia award Swedish Actor's Association, Finland prize, Memory medal of war, 1939-1940; named Commander Finnish Lion, Pro Finlandis, Finland, Commander Northern Star Sweden.


Bandler, Vivica Aina Fanny was born on February 5, 1917 in Helsingfors, Finland.


Bachelor, University Helsinki.


Artistic director Tampere International Theatre Festival, Finland, 1989-1995. President board Swedish Theatre Union/Swedish International Theatre Institute, 1978-1992, member executive committee, 1981-1986, member drama committee, 1990-1992. President Theatre Academy Sweden, Stockholm, 1992-1999.

Patron Hangö Festival, Finland, 1996-1997.


  • Other Work

    • Director Swedish Theatre, Helsingfors, 1948. Head theatre section Helsinki's 400th anniversary, 1950. Founded Peasants' Theatre Group, 1951.

      Manager, principal director Lilla Teatern, Helsingfors, 1955-1967. Manager, director Oslo Nye Teater, Norway, 1967-1969. Head Stockholm City Theatre, Sweden, 1969-1980.

      Artistic director Tampere International Theatre Festival, Finland, 1989-1995. Director Eri dance theatre, Finland, 1989-2004. Co-author: Addressee Unknown, 1992.

      Author numerous dramatisations of novels, film scripts, musicals. Contributor articles to professional publications.


With armed forces, 1939-1940, 41-43. Member Swedish Author's Association Finland (honorary), Union Theatre Directors.


Daughter of Erik von Frenckell and Ester-Margaret Lindberg. Married Kurt Bandler, 1943 (divorced 1963).

Erik Bandler

Kurt Bandler