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Suggested: 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Contemporary Scandinavian Film and TV Culture and Dreyer's Classical Cinema

This module consists of two lessons. The first lesson offers an introduction to main trends in the contemporary Scandinavian film and television culture, focusing – among other things – on how the national film and television cultures relate to ideas of the welfare state. The module also addresses the international impact of film and television from Scandinavia. The second lesson deals with the early years of cinema in Scandinavia and the work of the Danish director Carl Th. Dreyer, from a silent film classic such as 'The Passion of Joan of Arc' to the sound film era.ist...
Reading
6 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
1.2: Scandinavian cinema: trends and international impact, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg8m
1.3: Scandinavian television culture, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg12m
2.1: The establishing of early cinema in Scandinavia, by Associate Professor Casper Tybjerg11m
2.2: The golden age of Swedish cinema and Dreyer, by Associate Professor Casper Tybjerg11m
2.3: Sound film and Dreyer's career as filmmaker, by Associate Professor Casper Tybjerg13m
Reading2 readings
Additional resources10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television Culture: Main Trends6m
Carl Th. Dreyer and the Classical Scandinavian Cinema6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier

'The Seventh Seal', 'Persona' and 'Cries and Whispers' are just some of the famous films by the acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The third lesson focuses on issues of influences, themes and style in his films as well as on Bergman's importance for the modern art cinema. The fourth lesson deals with the internationally renowned ideas and films by the Danish director Lars von Trier: 'The Europa-trilogy'; The TV series 'Riget'/'The Kingdom'; 'Breaking the Waves'; 'Dancer in the Dark' and 'Dogville'; The Dogma 95 Manifesto; 'Antichrist', 'Melancholia' and 'Nymphomaniac' ... ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
3.2: Bergman's film: Themes and style, by Associate Professor Johannes Riis12m
3.3: Chamber films, Persona and the influence of Strindberg, by Associate Professor Johannes Riis10m
4.1: Lars von Trier: The Early Years, by Associate Professor Peter Schepelern12m
4.2: Dogma 95, by Associate Professor Peter Schepelern12m
4.3: Lars von Trier: The Later Years, by Associate Professor Peter Schepelern13m
Reading2 readings
Additional resources10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Ingmar Bergman: Between Classicism and Modernism6m
Lars von Trier and Dogma 956m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

New Wave, Art Cinema and Social Drama

Many people have heard of the French new wave cinema, 'la nouvelle vague'. The fifth lesson deals with the main tendencies of the Scandinavian new wave cinema and some of its 'auteurs'. The sixth lesson focuses on different tendencies in the Scandinavian art film and social drama after 1990, ranging from award-winning heritage films to harsh stories from the contemporary Scandinavian welfare societies....
Reading
6 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
5.2: Scandinavian new wave: Main tendencies, by Associate Professor Birger Langkjær9m
5.3: Scandinavian new wave auteurs, by Associate Professor Birger Langkjær14m
6.1: And the Winner is ... Scandinavian heritage films, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg13m
6.2: Contemporary Scandinavian film success, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg14m
6.3: Modern Scandinavian art films, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg14m
Reading2 readings
Additional resources10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Scandinavian New Wave Cinema6m
Scandinavian Art Film and Social Drama after 19906m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Documentary and Early TV Drama

Scandinavian cinema has a long history of strong documentary film making. The seventh lesson moves from the early documentary filmmakers to the contemporary – global and digital – scene for Scandinavian documentaries. Television drama is important for the Scandinavian public service broadcasters, but the notions of good television drama have changed remarkably from the early days of television up until today. In the eighth lesson we focus on the main tendencies in these developments from 1960 to 2000....
Reading
6 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
7.2: A new look at reality: The modern Scandinavian documentary, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg12m
7.3: Documentary in a global and digital world, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg14m
8.1: A medium for education: Early television drama, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg10m
8.2: The birth of modern television drama, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg18m
8.3: Stories by instalment: Television and serial narratives, by Professor Ib Bondebjerg13m
Reading2 readings
Additional resources10m
Additional resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
The Scandinavian Documentary6m
Scandinavian Television Drama 1960-20006m
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Top Reviews

By DCJul 22nd 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.

By VKNov 20th 2016

A very exciting course for all those who are serious at cinema. I've learned a lot about Scandinavian cinema and tv and i recommend everyone to take this course. A Big Thank You!

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Eva Novrup Redvall

Associate Professor
Department of Media, Cognition and Communication

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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