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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 Miss.V

Nov 12, 2016

This is a very good module with concise style.


Dec 6, 2020

Thanks for teaching me scandinavian cinema

By Vladislavs L

Apr 24, 2016

Great learning! Very inspirational course.

By Lazar B

Dec 15, 2015

Very Interesting so far, great profesors

By Keshab R

May 15, 2021

one of the best courses at CourseEra!

By Herzen P

Jul 20, 2020

Excellent course, highly recommended!

By Peter S

Mar 2, 2022

Very high quality. Very informative.

By Brubs M

Sep 20, 2022

Complete and interesting, perfect!

By Akhil M

Jan 3, 2020

excellent course i learned alot

By Rachel E

Oct 5, 2016

A brilliant course :) I loved it.

By Abdulaziz F A

Aug 1, 2021

Really good course : )

By Juan C A E

Dec 4, 2020

Excellent materials!

By K A E

Mar 12, 2016

I loved this course!

By Derek P

Mar 24, 2016

Excellent course.

By annie g

Apr 26, 2020

excellent course

By Zanyar M

Oct 26, 2018

It was Amazing!

By Flavio T

Feb 17, 2017

Amaizing course


Sep 8, 2020

Great Course

By Lino G Q H

Aug 6, 2017

great course

By Ruslan A

Apr 9, 2016

great intro

By Nina M

Nov 24, 2020


By Marc P

Mar 21, 2016

Thank you to the instructors and the university! A very interesting course that not only focuses on the content and quality of Scandinavian TV and movie productions but also on the broader (institutional and cultural) framework in which they are produced. I would have rated it 4.5 starts if possible, but as halves are not possible I give it 4. Possible improvements:

-the delivery of the course can be a bit livier, smoother; some instructors seem a bit at unease with this format

-while an interest in Scandinavian movies and TV series is an implicit prerequisite for a course like this, sometimes simply mentioning 'lists' of directors, movies, series you might never have heard of can make it a bit overwhelming, hard to relate to

-students' engagement could be enhanced with more interactive assignments

By Christopher C

May 13, 2020

Excellent information and presentation of an overall view of Scandinavian film. I was disappointed to see so little time spent on Nicholas Winding Refn (NWR), He's one of my favorite directors and I have seen all of his work. He has a huge presence on the film festival circuit (particularly Cannes) and currently has written and directed a series for Amazon Too Old To Die young. I was hoping to hear how NWR is perceived by intellectuals in his own country, but did not. Also, I was hoping to learn more about Finnish films and television. Perhaps Finland is not considered a true "Scandinavian" country?

By Art O

Jun 4, 2017

Its an excellent course that gives a detailed and comprehensive overview of the major developments in Scandinavian Film and Television. there are plenty of examples , links, references and good discussion. To a large extent the course is concerned with the integrity of cultural programming that reinforces the Scandinavian nations. And I wonder are there independent filmmakers? The pace is somewhat academic rather than entertaining and sometimes the presentation suffers from the dryness and seriousness of it. I particularly liked the section on documentary and the films of Carl Dreyer.

By Kenneth R

Jan 17, 2017

I enjoyed the lectures and content. I would have liked to see more use of clips. The quiz format (select 2, select 3) is not one I find effective and often leads to the creation of "trick" question through wording that don't really assess conceptual understanding. The same is true of history class questions of the old school - recall a name, date or place.