I know better than anyone that Swedish film must now appeal to the world audience in order to hold onto its economic power […] We must now think of our audiences in China and Japan, not only in Scandinavia.
- Finnish-Swedish film director Mauritz Stiller ‘Ideal-regissor och regissorideal, 1920’
Looking historically at Scandinavian film and television, the localised films have circulated much earlier than imagined. Mauritz Stiller’s 1920 statement is misleading – Scandinavian films actually went to China as early as 1912. Scandinavian films have . . .
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