Of Unknown Origin - Identity, Nationality, and Ethnicity in "Gipsy Anne" (1920)
29. sep 2017. This essay will discuss one of the most important feature films in Norwegian film history, Rasmus Breistein’s Fante-Anne (Gipsy Anne) in the context of Norwegian and Scandinavian early silent cinema
A Swedish Renaissance: Art and Passion in Victor Sjöström's "Vem dömer" (1922)
29. sep 2017. PEER REVIEWED. A focus on art and mystique, cinematography that channels the Old Masters, and an interesting narrative structure, the 1922 Renaissance period piece Vem dömer (Love’s Crucible/Mortal
Nordic Landscape Discourse in Scandinavian Silent Cinema: "Morænen", Nature, and National Characters.
29. sep 2017. This article looks at different configurations of discourse about Nordic nature, national character, and the cinema. Examining these ideas will help us get a more precise idea of notions of cultural
Norwegian Tableaux - "Synnöve Solbakken"
29. sep 2017. This article discusses the Swedish 1919 film Synnöve Solbakken (A Norway Lass), directed by John Brunius from a short story by the Norwegian author and Nobel prize winner Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. The
The Woman's Point of View: "Thora van Deken" (1920)
29. sep 2017. PEER REVIEWED. The Swedish film Thora van Deken from 1920, though little-known and rarely seen, is a strikingly well-made and well-acted psychological drama. Based on a short novel by Henrik
Following the Swedish Model: The Transnational Nature of Finnish National Cinema in the early 1920s
29. sep 2017. PEER REVIEWED. This article demonstrates why Swedish cinema of the golden age (1916–1924) became an important model for Finnish filmmakers in the early 1920s. In relation to this, the article