• 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, we witness how film director Johannes Lindenius (Jacob Cedergreen) returns home to a shocking announcement by
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  • Children & Parents

    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, both the positive side and the negative side, depending on the way they were transmitted.
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  • 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 and Subsidy from European Cinema’ states, “there is ample evidence that the Americans wished to dump
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  • What About Our Future?

    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 welfare state from a quite different perspective. Sweden is well known for its well-functional welfare system and
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  • What is Nordic Noir?

    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 who led extremely difficult lives, are about love, death, and war, like all great stories. Fast-forward
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