Talking Finnish television with Rike Jokela, the director and writer behind ‘Deadwind’
Move over Sweden and Denmark, Finnish Noir is here. Incorporating traditional elements of the Scandi crime genre and blending them with the unique identity of..
A new hotel-based crime series is in production in Finland
Scandinavian crime isn’t going away anytime soon, but producers are certainly looking for ways to create unique content. After the success of Deadwind on Netflix, we..
Moa Gammel to star in new survival drama
The survival drama will be set in Norway.
Danish film ‘Cutterhead’ gets picked up around the world
The film is proving popular in Asian territories.
The Nordic films screening at the Busan Film Festival 2018
Icelandic film dominates the Nordic films at the festival
“Would We As Humans Still Be Able to Maintain What We See as Scandinavian?” An interview with the creators of ‘The Rain’
This year has seen the release of the first Danish Netflix original series, The Rain. Following a group of young people as they travel across..
“It Is Always Difficult to Live with the Fact that There Is Not Just One Answer” An interview with Jonas Rothlaender
The Nordic countries are often perceived as forerunners of gender equality and politics. Yet, their heterogeneity within the issue is frequently overlooked, especially abroad. For..
Women in Icelandic Film
Dögg Mósesdóttir is a director, scriptwriter, producer and the founder of the Northern Wave International Short Film Festival. For the last seven years she has..
“We Are a Hidden Minority”
An Interview with Malene Choi Jensen, the Director of ‘The Return’ The Danish motion picture entitled The Return has competed in the Best Nordic Film..
“We Are Stronger Together” An Interview with Pipaluk Lind, Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival
The Nuuk Nordic Culture Festival (Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival) is definitely one of a kind. It is a Nordic multi-arts and multicultural festival organised in every..
“I’m Interested in People, Families & Emotions”: An Interview With Iram Haq, Director of WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY
After establishing herself as an actress in Norwegian films depicting cliched or stereotypical Pakistani people, Norwegian director Iram Haq has now broken through as one..
A Second Chance: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau returns to Danish cinema
Susanne Bier has most recently directed the highly acclaimed BBC miniseries, The Night Manager, but in 2014’s A Second Chance, Bier reunites with her longtime..
Greyzone / Gråzon
A definite progression from the Scandinavian crime series that are starting to become a little tired, Greyzone is a hostage thriller that attempts to include..
Everything goes back to the beginning… Some Thoughts on ‘The Bridge’ after Its Fourth Season
The fourth season of The Bridge (Bron | Broen) is over, which means that one of the most successful Nordic Noir TV shows has ended…
Scenes From a Marriage: Between “cool media” and “codes of intimacy”
Ingmar Bergman and his cinematic works are mainly associated with the idea of film as art, established and reproduced in the era of auteur-filmmaking, to..
The Dala Horse in Exile
“What one expects with growing impatience from this brilliant technician and director of actors,” says Bo Widerberg of Ingmar Bergman in his 1960 pamphlet Visions..
Falling in Love with a Bad Girl
Among Ingmar Bergman’s countless wives and romances, there is one that gave birth to the most tender and powerful moving picture of his work. Starring..
Stockfish Film Festival 2018
The central industry event was the Nordic female film-makers Meeting Point organised in collaboration with WIFT Iceland (Women in Film and Television). Part of the..
Connecting Three Scandinavian Auteurs
When one thinks of Scandinavian art cinema, it’s hard to ignore the works of Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, and Lars von Trier. These three..