A few recent films that I have seen and liked.
Fighter (Natasha Arthy)
Year of the Wolf (Olli Saarela)
The Living And The Dead (Kari Paljakka)
Frozen City (Aku Louhimies)
Beauty and the Bastard (Dome Karukoski)
Forbidden Fruit (Dome Karukoski)
Christmas Story (Juha Wuolijoki)
The Bothersome Man (Jens Lien)
Hiding behind the cameras (Carl Johan De Geer)
Herdswoman (Kine Boman)
Adam’s Apples (Anders Thomas Jensen)
Flickering Lights (Anders Thomas Jensen)
I also enjoy watching Aki Kaurismaki’s films.
Haluaisin matkustaa suomeen joskus. Having been Father Christmas, so i should. Well, there are plenty of suggestions here to be going on with, maybe one of the countries not included in the auteurs world cup could at least be in a European cup. Man without a Past and Fucking Amal, Lilya 4 Ever were all fine, but i especially liked Andersson’s Du Levande/ You the Living, and Dogville. Any current directors who might hold their own with Dreyer + Bergman?
Really enjoyed Open Hearts with Mads Mikkelsen. (Susanne Bier 2002)
my fav films from scandinavian cinema
Breaking The Waves (Lars Von Tier)
The Art of Crying (Peter Schonau Fog)
Lilja 4-ever (Lukas Moodyson)
Just Another Love Story (Ole Bornedal)
Nordkraft (Ole Christian Madsen)
Reconsturction (Christoffer Boe)
Worlds Apart (Niels Arden Opley)
Noi Albinoi (Dagur Kari)
Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg)
Other than Bergman (of course I like Bergman), I think I also like Alf Sjöberg alot. His adaptation of Miss Julie is a needs-to-be-known-much-better masterpiece. He really knew how to use camerawork for showing class, sex and power struggle on the film. And Anita Björk made the titular character shines like no other. I also enjoyed Alf Sjöberg’s Torment.
SONG OF TOMORROW by jonas holmstrom and jonas bergergard is one of my all-time favs
Sauna directed by Antti-Jussi Annila
Still don’t see the point in separating films by country…
Being Norwegian all the priase for “Reprise” surprises me, for me it’s really nothing out of the ordinary.
I would say:
You, the Living (Andersson)
Dogville (Von Trier) – though it’s maybe not a Scandinavian film??
Those are my choices. Beside those there are some good, but not great, movies, like Let the Right One In and Farvel Falkenberg.
Just one thing, Finland is not Scandinavia, same with Iceland. Nordic countries is the right term if you choose to include those countries.