Issue 21 / December 2017

Going West / Rett vest

Directed by Henrik Martin DahlsbakkenStarring Iben Akerlie, Henrik Mestad, Benjamin Helstad, Reidar Sørensen, Ingar Helge Gimle, Inga Ibsdotter LilleaasAn endearing and quirky road-movie with...

From the Top to the Bottom: Thoughts on the Documentaries Dream Empire & Nokia...

Both David Borenstein’s Dream Empire and Arto Koskinen’s Nokia Mobile – We Were Connecting People (Nokia Mobile – matkapuhelimen tarina in Finnish) shows the...

“It’s About Time”: An Interview with Sámi Singer and Activist Sofia Jannok

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

Made by Women: An Interview with the Directors of the Swedish Documentary SILVANA

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

“You Can’t Be Sad When You Do Your Job”

An Interview with Norwegian Director Gry Elisabeth MortensenAfter the Nordisk Panorama screening of the Norwegian documentary Sealers – One Last Hunt, we had the...
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Under the Tree / Undir trénu

In a country where trees don’t grow, it’s understandable to want to protect the one you’ve got. However, these prized possessions can also be...

A Horrible Woman / En Frygtelig Kvinde

Directed by Christian TafdrupStarring Anders Juul , Amanda Collin , Rasmus Hammerich , Nicolai Jandorf KlokJudging the film from its title, A Horrible Woman...

‘There is Humanity Even in a Place like North Korea’: An Interview with Norwegian...

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

Thoughts on Film, Theatre and Norway: An Interview with Norwegian Actor Kingsford Siayor

The public got to know Kingsford Siayor as the teenage boy who played the main character of the Norwegian film Svidd neger (The Black...

Girl Power

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

What Makes You YOU? – A Review of the Film ‘Sámi Blood’

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

Collecting and Telling Stories

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

‘It Has Changed My Whole Life’: In Conversation with Swedish Screenwriter Ronnie Sandahl

Cinema Scandinavia has the lovely opportunity to do an interview with Ronnie Sandahl, the screenwriter behind the international hit Borg vs. McEnroe. He has...

A Moment in the Reeds / Tämä hetki kaislikossa

Directed by Mikko MakelaStarring Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika MelenderWhen being introduced to A Moment in the Reeds by the director and lead actors,...
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A Man Divided / QEDA

Directed by Max KestnerStarring Carsten Bjørnlund , Sofia Helin , Marijana Jankovic , Stina EkbladOne of the only Danish science fiction films...

What Should I Do?

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

“The Interesting Story of One Individual Man”

This article is available in the December issue of Cinema Scandinavia. In this magazine, we focus on contemporary concepts of 'identity' in film, television,...

The Elusiveness of Identity in Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tomas Alfredson’s latest movie is out and albeit – not least because of – The Snowman’s largely negative reviews, it is worth examining his...

Miami

The warmth of the beach against the backdrop of beautiful art-deco architecture. Miami is undoubtedly a place many Nordic people dream of, with regular...

A Story of Friendship, Life & Death: A Review of the Film THE WAR...

Since the Vietnam War, it has become natural for people to sit in front of their screens and watch the current wars as part...

The Charmer / Charmøren

Tracing the struggles of Esmail, an Iranian immigrant in Denmark, who wants to become a Danish citizen, The Charmer is a striking feature-film debut...

Filmfest Hamburg: A Round-up of the Films that Screened at This Years’ Festival

 Reporting on the new Nordic films that premiered at the 25th edition of Filmfest Hamburg turned out to pose both practical and ethical problems....