Chapter 4: National Cinemas in Europe

The aim of this chapter is to explore what ‘National Cinema’ might mean. The bulk of the chapter uses a case study of the UK and France, exploring public support for filmmaking and focusing on ‘diaspora filmmaking’. The Nordic region (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland) and Spain also feature in smaller case studies.

The following films and filmmakers mentioned in the chapter are covered in posts on this blog and The Case for Global Film:

Diaspora films in the UK

Lilting (UK 2013) – Chinese in the UK

Babymother (UK 1998) – African-Caribbean in the UK

Bend it Like Beckham (UK 2002) Kenyan-Punjabi-British

Swedish cinema case studies

Lukas Moodysson – Together (2000) and We Are the Best! (2013)

Jan Troell Everlasting Moments (2008)


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