“It Is Always Difficult to Live with the Fact that There Is Not Just One Answer” An interview with Jonas Rothlaender

The Nordic countries are often perceived as forerunners of gender equality and politics. Yet, their heterogeneity within the issue is frequently overlooked, especially abroad. For a change of perspective, Cinema Scandinavia sat down with German director Jonas Rothlaender, based in both Finland and Germany, to talk about his movies, gender dynamics in general and his area of expertise: the filmic exploration of masculinity.

 

For starters, I’d like to hear about how you first became interested in the filmic exploration of masculinity. Was it something that . . .

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