Focus on Scandinavian and Swedish film

7.5 credits

During this five-week course we study film both as a mainstream culture inspired by Hollywood and as a regional and national alternative. We also look at the role of cinema for the development of Scandinavian modernity and discuss the work of Scandinavian directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier and Lukas Moodysson. Instead of merely looking at the films from an Anglo-American perspective, we will ask: How can we perceive Scandinavian and Swedish Film in relation to other world cinemas?


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.