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A History of Danish Cinema

C. Claire Thomson, Isak Thorsen, and Pei-Sze Chow


The contribution of Denmark to world cinema has been substantial: not just relative to the size of the population, but by any measure. In the silent period, the pioneering work of the company Nordisk Films Kompagni, and the emergence of early film stars such as Asta Nielsen, secured Denmark a place as a leading film nation. The auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer won global renown during his five-decade career. Documentary and educational filmmaking flourished after the Second World War; the late 1980s brought successive Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film; and Dogme 95 aimed to reinvigorate cinema by ... More

Keywords: Danish cinema, Film institutions (Denmark), Film genres (Denmark), Cinema history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474461122
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Claire Thomson, editor
University College London

Isak Thorsen, editor
University of Copenhagen

Pei-Sze Chow, editor
University of Amsterdam

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C. Claire Thomson, Isak Thorsen and Pei-Sze Chow

Part I From The First ‘Golden Age’ to the Occupation

PART II National Genres

Part III Auteurs And Institutions Of The New Golden Age

Part IV Decentring And Diversifying Danish Cinema

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