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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Scandinavian Film and Television by University of Copenhagen

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About the Course

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 Aida B G

Aug 1, 2017

Very happy to have taken the course, I've learnt a lot about Scandinavian Film and Television and really enjoyed it. I'm not giving 5 starts because at times the video-lectures have not been giving in a very natural way, and thus sometimes some of them have been rather boring. Anyhow, all in all, I would take it again because it's been really interesting.

By Danni T

May 21, 2016

Although the form of lecturing is quite limited in this course, I still found it attractive. Just if you are interested in the topic. Information quantity is just enough, and well organized. Tiny quizzes are there for you to recall the things that you just listened to. I like it and hope there're more courses about Nordic culture and social system.

By Jonathan G

Jan 10, 2018

though it was interesting to learn about filmmaking, Scandinavian perspective and to learn about story content and Independent film, the lectures in later modules seemed boring and self-explanatory and seem to accentuate the triviality of Scandinavian film with the rise of Netflix. Interesting, but aspects that were boring.

By kasper B

Apr 24, 2020

I did enjoy the course through scandinavian film & history. If i had one wish would it be that they updated their last two lectures in week 5 of the course. It sounds like this was made aroundt 2014/2015 and major changes have happend since then. Especially if we are talking digitial techonolgy for film and streaming.

By Akke M D J

Dec 3, 2021

I have always been an ardent fan of Scandinavian playwrites and film makers, like Ibsen and Strinberg. In recent years I have become facinated by Nordic Noir genre, specifically the detectives. Thank you for providing me with a bit more insight, I thoroughly enjoyed the course!

By Ange R

Dec 13, 2016

Though a little dry at times, this course is extremely informative and provides examples of every main topic it covers. I also appreciate that each lecture is broken into 3 segments, for when I have limited time or attention span.

By Isabella T G

May 18, 2018

Great course with awesome information! I gave this course 4 stars only because some teachers tend to speak too robotically and end up making the course a bit boring... Overall, the rest was pretty good!

By Linxin Y

Mar 10, 2018

At first it was a little bit dull because lecturers are mostly stating factual information. But the course is a great introduction for us to get a general idea of Nordic film and TV culture

By Callum S

Jul 6, 2017

I found the course to be informative and well-structured, all together a great means to begin and maintain an interest in Scandinavian Film and Television. Thanks.

By Alissa P

Sep 15, 2022

Excellent overview of the history and changes in Scandi films. From nearly zero knowledge, I can more confidently describe what Scandi films are about.

By Aritro G

Mar 20, 2016

Very descriptive, educational and fun as a filmmaking course. It teaches the various prospects of film in denmark, sweden and norway among scandinavia.

By David J H

Apr 18, 2016

Very interesting course, helps understanding of a number of Scandinavian television crime dramas that have made it to the UK.

By Steve W

Dec 12, 2018

Enjoyed the aspect of film styles and amazing directors. Well taught lectures and informative narrative and subject detail.

By Jorge M Z

Jan 25, 2016

es un poco mas complicado comprender el ingles hablado de los expositores, pero lo bueno, es que esta el dialogo escrito.

By Ronald G

Aug 22, 2020

A very comprehensive view of Scandinavian film and TV from the beginning of cinema to the online era.

By Kam L

Oct 30, 2020

Informative course on the history and future of Scandinavian Film and Television.

By Arif I

Oct 19, 2016

The cource was very informative and easy to follow.

By Oscar Z

Mar 1, 2016


By Jesper E

Mar 5, 2017

Very nice


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By Learner I

Jan 18, 2017

I enjoyed this course very much. Had value. I watch Scandinavian TV and films from the U.S. via Netflix, Amazon and MhZ Choice via livestreaming. In the future I would like more emphasis on recent or current Scandinavian film including actors, actresses, cinematography techniques, etc. Also, the video lengths were fine but the presenters need to be trained and give more engaging, lively presentations --- a bit too classroom "lecturish". Thank you!

By Xingdong Z

Feb 19, 2016

Very good course as a starting point. Although it still shall be better if there could be more detailed, academic study contents involved. And in addition, it might be both more inspiring and more attracting if the lecturer giving the information with more spoken presentation which approaching to a real class rather than a fixed script text.

By Paca N

Jul 22, 2020

I chose this course specially because of Dreyer, Bergman and Lars Von Trier although I already knew that it would be about Escandinavian Cinema and TV, too. I have also enjoyed this last part of the course, but I would have preferred to deal deeply with these three excepcional autheurs.

By David O L

Dec 21, 2017

como repaso general, vale pero no me gusta el tipo de preguntas que hacen, si se ve demasiado cine. quizá algo más practico y entretenido estaría mejor. Así mismo estaría bien contar con material de texto para repaso y consulta posterior

By liisa h

Nov 12, 2020

Focusing primarily on Sweden and Denmark, this is hardly a survey of "Scandinavian" film & television, and really such a broad topic would need much more time than 7 weeks to adequately cover the material. Many of the lectures are simply a roll call of directors and their films, while a few lessons go in-depth with a specific director. There is very little time spent in comparing the films and movements with what was happening elsewhere in world cinema at the time, and with different instructors teaching each lesson there is often overlap in some of the material. More film clips and fewer names would be appreciated, as there is an assumption that students have seen the films being discussed (there is also this assumption in the optional discussion questions). I found the mispronunciation of many English words by the presenters to be very distracting and would have preferred that the lectures be presented in the speakers' own language with subtitles. Anyone interested in foreign film theory is surely literate enough to read subtitles.