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?


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!