• Stay Behind: My Grandfathers Secret War

    What may seem like a never-ending fascination with and focus on the Cold War era and appropriate spy networks also serves an educational purpose. Through literature, film and TV we seek to understand more about this era and it makes for exciting, all-consuming storytelling about people and day to day living conditions. The nature of

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  • Waiting for the Sun

    Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder / Produced by Katrine Sahlstrøm for GoodCompany Films / Country: Denmark & China / Language: Chinese China is a fascinating country in more ways that one. On one hand, its past as a communist leader is so evident still, and, on the other hand, it has adopted capitalism and demonstrates

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  • Oskar’s America

    This article is part of the new issue of Cinema Scandinavia and is free to read online for one week. To read this article (and many other great ones!), please order a copy of our magazine or become a member.  There are at least a couple of foibles to which family films are prone to

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  • King’s Bay

    King’s Bay is a Norwegian theatrical response to the current Nordic Noir climate: politics, conspiracy, corruption; it has it all. King’s Bay is a fictional thriller based on some occurring coincidences that happened around the same time as the Cold War in the 1960’s. The accident in the coal mine in King’s Bay in Spitsbergen

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  • From the Balcony / Fra balkongen

    Ole Giæver is a man of contemplation. Wandering and solitary dreaming plays a big part in his films, and in From the Balcony the Norwegian film-maker and young father offers us a soliloquy on the course of life and his most intimate reflections. Ole Giæver presents himself as one minuscule dot in the expanse of

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