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 directors have proven themselves unique pioneers in cinema, and their work continues to inspire new Scandinavian film-makers. Dreyer proved to be well ahead of his time with his stylised silent films, Bergman stood head and shoulders above other European art film-makers, and Trier has proven to create art through controversy. Trier is easily the most controversial of these directors, though Bergman’s ‘sexualised’ cinema broke many censorship rules in . . .

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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.