Issue 9 of Cinema Scandinavia out today!


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Press release

Cinema Scandinavia is proud to release the ninth and Summer 2015 publication on Nordic cinema. In our ninth issue, we analyse and discuss Nordic environmental cinema, and have interviewed some of the best screen professionals and analysed some of the best Nordic films that have a particular focus on the landscape.

Over the past year, we have made nine magazines that focus on a wide range of topics – from gender to welfare, realism to silent film – and now we are turning our attention to the environments of Nordic cinema. We introduce the magazine by speaking with Norwegian filmmaker Ole Giaever, whose film Out of Nature centralises the tribulations of middle-class life over the course of a hiking trip. We then get further into our topic by heading to the far north – interviewing those behind the funding initiatives in northern Norway and the filmmakers behind a documentary about Greenland and climate change.

Heading back south, Kim Bodnia tells us about how important nature is to his acting and family life, and the Norwegian filmmakers behind Last Base take us to the cliffs of the mountains. Looking to cinema, we discuss some of the most important films for the discourse on environmental cinema – North, Lapland Odyssey, The Sea, Noi the Albino, The Shooter, and Sir Arnes Treasure. In the ‘Analysis & Review’ section of our magazine, we discuss post-national identities in The Man Without a Past, explore transnational mobility in Lilja-4-Ever, and break through the stereotypes of Nordic genre to find the true tends in cinema. We also review some of the big new releases, including Far From the Madding Crowd and Underdog.

Lastly, we explore film travel in Scandinavia by looking at the various regions in Denmark, mapping out the top film destinations to visit, and speak to those behind the Nordic Noir tours. We also report on all the festival activities of the last three months.

Cinema Scandinavia magazine is seventy pages, printed in full colour, and ships world-wide.

Cinema Scandinavia has been put together by twelve writers from all over the globe, and is edited by Emma Robinson. You can learn more about the writers here.

Cinema Scandinavia is an English-language publication for films from the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The magazine was first launched in April 2014 after Cinema Scandinavia ran as a successful blog. Eager to make a magazine that included people from all over the world, we expanded the blog into what is now a printed and digital quarterly publication.

Cinema Scandinavia publishes analyses, reviews, and interviews around central themes. The aim of Cinema Scandinavia is to make knowledge of Nordic cinema more accessible to the international community and create a platform where people from all over the world can enjoy Scandinavian cinema. Through our blog, we found that there wasn’t a place where international fans could find English-language information, and Cinema Scandinavia covers this by providing information on popular cinema.

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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.