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Swedish Cinema

This module will give students an opportunity to study the national cinema of Sweden, which is distinctive in that it was a cinema of a small European nation that came for several decades internationally to be known through, and virtually identified with, the work of a single major auteur: Ingmar Bergman. The first part of the module will give you a chance to study a range of Bergman’s work, and look at the remaking of Swedish films by Hollywood in the 1930s. The second part will look at how Swedish cinema has developed since the close of the major phase of Bergman’s work, considering how it has both incorporated and reacted against his legacy. The module will involve lectures, presentations by students and a 5,000 word assessed essay, the title developed in consultation with the module tutor, due after the completion of the module.

Module Leader


Professor Ed Gallafent