Scandinavian films lead to dramatic and surprising aesthetic experiences. In this article, the focus will be primarily on documentary films made in Sweden and the success of these films in recent years.

There is a strong tradition of documentary in Sweden from Mods Trilogymade by Stefan Jarl and Jan Troell where they narrate the life of a group of boys in Stockholm, with the first film of the trilogy being released in 1968 (Dom Kallar oss mods). Lately, Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjellou won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2012 . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.