L’Autre Auteur: An Interview with Danish Editor Sofie Steenberger
The idea that a film is authored by a single auteur, the director, will always generate debate, especially in documentary circles. And it’s often directors..
Swedish sci-fi ‘Aniara’ heading to the United Kingdom
The Swedish science fiction film Aniara has been picked up for distribution in the United Kingdom, Screen reports. Aniara tells the story of a ship carrying..
Nordic television series dominate at the C21 International Drama Awards
The nominees for the C21 International Drama Awards have been announced, with Nordic television series dominating the categories. In total, six television series have received..
The British Film Institute is bringing Bergman to the U.K
The new Ingmar Bergman documentary Bergman – A Year in the Life has been picked up by BFI Distribution to be released in the United Kingdom…
First trailer released for Finnish Noir ‘Arctic Circle’
It’s been teasing us all year, but finally we have the first trailer for the upcoming Finnish Noir TV series Arctic Circle. Arctic Circle is set in..
“Each film has its own mission” – Benedikt Erlingsson on the environmental message in ‘Woman at War’
We sat down with the Icelandic director to discuss his latest film.
‘To Tell the World We Are Here’: An Interview with Tina Wagner Sørensen, Head of the Faroese Film Institute
At less than a year old, the Faroese Film Institute is also showing the promise of boosting the region’s film industry.
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..
“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..
“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..
Danish Film History: The Rise and Rise of Danish Film in the 1980s
The 1980’s in Danish film history is considered to be the start of a new era, with strong international focus on country, something not..
Danish Film History: Realism and Art in the 1960s and 1970s
Defining film as art Where the 1950s had been a successful decade for film as a source of entertainment, the 1960s began with a..
Life in Frames
A Review of the Documentary Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait Avani Rai’s documentary about his dad, photographer Raghu Rai, follows the artist in..
Life After Hate
A Review of the Documentary ‘Exit’ by Karen Winther Life After Hate is the name of the American organisation helping individuals leave violent extremists groups..
Border / Gräns
Sorry to start a review with a spoiler alert, but it’s hard to praise Border without ruining some of the surprises that make this film..
From A Background Actress’s Point of View: The Ash Lad 2
The first time I got familiar with the title The Ash Lad was back in 2016. I do remember thinking that it had probably something..
Film Institutions: Manipulating the Power of Film
National conservatoires in the arts form indispensable pillars of civilised societies. Most Western nations have for centuries maintained a national theatre, a national art gallery..
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..
New Nordic Releases
New Nordic Releases 3 – 9 November 2018
New Nordic Releases is a weekly update about Nordic films and television series that have been released around the world on streaming services. New Releases..
New Nordic Releases 27 October – 2 November 2018
New Nordic Releases is a weekly update about Nordic films and television series that have been released around the world on streaming services. The content..