Focus on Scandinavian and Swedish film

7.5 credits

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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?


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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