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China: The New Scandinavian Fanbase

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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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.