By Mette Hjort, Ursula Lindqvist
A better half to Nordic Cinema offers a suite of unique essays that discover one of many world’s oldest local cinemas from its origins to the current day.
- Offers a complete, transnational and neighborhood account of Nordic cinema from its origins to the current day
- Features unique contributions from greater than dozen foreign movie students established within the Nordic nations, the us, Canada, Scotland, and Hong Kong
- Covers quite a lot of subject matters at the designated evolution of Nordic cinema together with the silent Golden Age, Nordic movie coverage types and their impact, audiences and cinephilia, Nordic movie education, and indigenous Sámi cinema.
- Considers Nordic cinema’s engagement with international audiences via assurance of such subject matters as Dogme ninety five, the avant-garde filmmaking stream began via Danish administrators Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, and the worldwide advertising and distribution of Nordic horror and Nordic noir
- Offers clean investigations of the paintings of worldwide auteurs akin to Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, and Roy Andersson.
- Includes essays on Danish and Swedish tv dramas, Finland’s eco-documentary movie creation, the rising culture of Icelandic cinema, the altering dynamics of Scandinavian porn, and plenty of more
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It is noted that around 40 percent of all Danish films reach an international 26 Ib Bondebjerg audience and that an increased effort to support distribution and advertising will have broad, positive effects on other economic sectors and policy areas. With some pride the report also states that Danish films do not cater to an international mainstream taste, but get their success by being Danish (Ibid. 4), or as it is later stated, by building on a common Nordic tradition. The national and regional are thus seen as a positive contri bution to the global.
High Five is a project bringing all five Nordic countries together in the launching of new film initiatives, both in production and distribution. The Transnational World of Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier Lars von Trier was from the very start of his career a Danish director with a strong European dimension, making films in English. This created problems at a national level in the beginning of his career, but since 1996 most of his films have been co‐ produced with Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and occasionally also Norway, Iceland, and Finland.
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A Companion to Nordic Cinema by Mette Hjort, Ursula Lindqvist