Issue 6 / September 2014

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The relationship between parents and children is very complex. Provided always that the family is the basic pillar in the life of the child, they are responsible for the education, development, security and affection. The feelings can mark a life,...

Sorrow & Joy

Through a circular narrative, the 100 minutes of the film’s runtime are divided into two, almost equally long pieces. One half recounts what happened before the tragic incident, while the rest focuses on what occurred afterwards. In the beginning,...
“Pelle the Conqueror was set to be a book about the Proletarian – the vulnerable man himself – who is only filled with health and appetite, and the man who is only in service of life. It’s about the...
Denmark, like the other Scandinavian countries, is known as a welfare state. This means a state with a high level of prosperity and many social services. This welfare state is established in the early decades of the twentieth century....
Emil Larsson and Martin Jern’s Savage (2011), Gabriela Pichler’s Eat Sleep Die (2012) and Anders Rundberg, Jennifer Jerez and Leo Palmestål’s I Am a Fucking Panther (2013) belong to that group of motion pictures that elaborate on the Swedish...

Dogme95

Following the devastation of Europe in the post-World War II years, it become apparent that the USA had developed a large interest in the way cinema from Europe was to be regulated. As Forbes and Street’s 2000 work ‘Protectionism...
Scandinavians have been telling stories throughout the history of time. This tradition is deep in the ancient, pagan literature of the region, with the preserved sagas first written down in medieval Iceland. The sagas, created by and for people...
The easy response to what both short films have in common is the director, but there is something else; something that they share: a tricky well of forced ingenuity where it is very simple to get lost and overlook...
To North American eyes, Scandinavian film seems familiar, and yet like a parallel world. I grew up in Northern British Columbia, Canada in the 1990s, and the first time I watched Lukas Moodysson’s 1998 film Fucking Åmål (Show Me...