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In many ways Scandinavian film and television is a global cultural brand, connected with and exporting some of the cultural and social values connected to a liberal and progressive welfare society. This course deals with the social, institutional and cultural background of film and television in Scandinavia and in a broader European and global context....

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Aug 13, 2020

Good information and little shots of movie clips. Movies were depressing in nature. Good to see Scandinavian countries creating original content that is valued. Had to retake quizzes a few times. LOL


Jul 21, 2017

Informative and a very good orientation towards the Scandinavian and in fact the European film and television scene. Also gave insights on future trends and developments. Many thanks.

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By Catherine W

Aug 8, 2016

I found the lectures very interesting; but was surprised at how the quizzes / assignments focused so much on facts and figures - surely these aren't nearly as important as understanding the content?

By Haseeb A

May 24, 2023

Scandinavian film and television consistently delivers exceptional content that resonates with audiences.

One of the standout qualities of Scandinavian productions is their ability to explore complex and nuanced themes with authenticity and depth. Whether it's crime dramas, family sagas, or political thrillers, the storytelling is often rich in character development and explores the human condition in a compelling manner. The writing is intelligent, offering intricate plots that keep viewers engaged and guessing until the very end.

The visual aesthetics of Scandinavian film and television are also striking. From breathtaking landscapes to meticulous set designs, the cinematography captures the beauty and atmosphere of the Nordic region, creating a vivid backdrop for the narratives. The attention to detail and artistic choices enhance the overall viewing experience, immersing audiences in the world of each story.

In conclusion, Scandinavian Film and Television are deserving of their acclaim and recognition. The industry's commitment to quality storytelling, visual aesthetics, and compelling performances sets it apart on the global stage. With a wide range of genres and narratives, there is something for every viewer to enjoy and appreciate. Scandinavian film and television continue to leave a lasting impact and are definitely worth exploring for those seeking captivating and engaging storytelling.

By Pfstudio

Mar 11, 2021

Thank. You inspired me to do documentaries. I will watch Ib Bondebjerg's performances many times and watch Lars Von Trier's interviews.

Scandinavian cinema is great. Tired of these Hollywood movies. I watched the series "The Bridge" with pleasure. He's impressive. The role of Sofia Helin splendidly played.

I have wanted to do documentary films for a long time. There were projects. But the pandemic destroyed all plans. I would like to find Scandinavian documentary film projects and participate in them. I would like to organize a joint project, but I don’t know where to go, I don’t know where to look for information.

By Aron P

Dec 27, 2015

I'm three weeks into and really enjoying this course. It's light – about 2-3 hours a week so far, plus maybe one film, feels sufficient. The student is free to choose her degree of intensity. At the same time it opens a richness of vistas on the study of film in general as well as the course content.

I think it's a good model for the massive online course: both highly customisable and sufficiently demanding (deadlines are essential) to maintain engagement.

By Paula H

Nov 12, 2017

He aprendido mucho con este curso. Es muy entretenido porque después de cada lección siempre acabas viendo alguna película que se te escapaba.

No se hace nada pesado si tienes el tiempo justo durante la semana. Además, las clases son fáciles de seguir porque su acento inglés se entiende muy bien. Y a una mala tiene subtítulos en inglés.

Os lo recomiendo a todos y a todas.

By Charlotte P

Jan 11, 2023

I knew nothing about Scandinavian culture but found out that many things were similar to the place where I live (Québec, Canada). Even though my work doesn't have anything to do with Scandinavia, this class gave me some ideas on how to improve things in the film industry in Quebec. It also made me want to watch many Scandinavian films!

By Chi-Ling W

Dec 19, 2016

I like the course so much .

Taking part in it made me experience a different way of films and television,especially made in Scandinavian.I did not know anything about European movies before until I participate in it. It is a memorable experience for me,it led me to a different world about movies and television.

Thank you for the course.

By Mimika M

Jan 10, 2021

This course has taught me a wide range of Scandinavian films, history, and development details.

The course fully covers the beginning of Scandinavian films, relations to English speaking countries, and modern technology with the new digital device. The professors give details and straightforward analysis. It is an excellent course.

By Wendy P

Jan 8, 2017

Enlightening and thought provoking. Thank you for the background on the various Scandinavian cultures, media business models, and film/TV marks and accomplishments - also for presenting the material in a well-organized and efficient manner. Really enjoyed the course, and look forward to viewing more Scandinavian film and television.

By Mileidy M M

Aug 25, 2017

I just love. It's a very interesting and complete course. It was my first course by Coursera and I'm very satisfied.

I hope to be informed of courses within this area of study through the University of Copenhagen or others that focus the same subject.

Thank you! I hope to hear from you soon! Good luck!

By Valeria A

Sep 15, 2023

The course is really great for anyone interested in Scandinavian films and tv-series! It's very sad that the course was released in 2014 and it has been almost a decade since then, a lot have changed, but still, the course is worthwhile, I've got inspired to watch some films and tv-series

By Asmayani K

Feb 1, 2016

It's a great introduction to Scandinavian visual culture. The course is well prepared by all the professors and it is easy to understand even for the people who doesn't have background education in cinema. I hope there will be more specific courses in Scandinavian cinema for the future.

By Gustavo D

Apr 7, 2018

A very good course, well done, with a lot of information. On the top of that shows the nordic culture, the diferences between the four countries, and the particular way of express their diferences with the global culture. The way the nordic found their nich. CONGRATULATIONS.

By Isaac W

Jun 11, 2020

This is a fascinating course! I had a general knowledge of Scandinavian film from the independent move theaters in America. However, being able to fully understand the foundation of Scandinavian film makes seeing Scandinavian content even more rewarding!

By Enzo

Sep 13, 2018

If you have an interest in Scandinavian films, this course is a great resource. The lectures were well produced and full of worthwhile information. The accompanying texts were also very helpful. I enjoyed the class and would recommend it to others.

By Lawrence M

May 8, 2018

A great experience for anybody who wants to learn more about what is out there a a fan of Nordic Noir, or in my own case as a filmmaker it helped my consider how regional factors and platform availablility can influence the distribution of a film

By Pradeep M

Jul 1, 2016

It was an eye opener and enjoyed every second of the course. A well laid out course covering all ages of Scandinavian cinema and television, from silent days to VOD. An essential course for all cinema and television enthusiast.

By Vivek S

Jul 8, 2020

Nice Course. Made me get interested and inspired towards involving myself with the Scandinavian Film Culture and Nordic themes. This course now has made me search for platforms to view Scandinavian shows. Enjoyed the course!

By Farzad S

Oct 3, 2022

it exceeded my expectations, a great course to get more familliar with Scandinavian film and television history. bare in mind that is was shoot in 2014, so it maybe missing almost the last decade. but valuable nontheless.

By Luis A G G

Oct 3, 2016

Awesome course and completely useful to understand better the history of Scandinavian Film and Television but also the circumstances that had made possible the big contents we are seeing coming from that region today.

By Thomas A

Jun 19, 2016

The information was perfectly curated for this course. It's all very interesting, and they cover a large spam of time with the key aspects of each time or movement without it being tiring, too technical or repetitive.

By Beatriz V

Feb 13, 2020

Thank you Coursera for making this great number of courses available. I finished my first one and I'm researching the next one. Only the diploma will be missing. Maybe later on I can't pay and get my diploma.

By TyAnn S R

Aug 14, 2020

Good information and little shots of movie clips. Movies were depressing in nature. Good to see Scandinavian countries creating original content that is valued. Had to retake quizzes a few times. LOL


Sep 6, 2020

It is a good opportunity to learn more about Scandinavian culture and influence in cinema. The lessons are very enjoyable and give a wide spectrum of titles as well as movies and television series.

By Лепьохін Є О ( L

Jun 13, 2020

Very informative, highly engaging and encouraging for further delves into the realm of Scandinavian film culture features. You will know more than meets your eye upon spotting Bergman or Trier.