CLIT 315 is taught with SCAND 360. The course surveys the cinema of four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden. The course examines silent cinema, studio productions, the art film, as well as contemporary cinema through the films of the region's best-known filmmakers, including Victor Sjöström, Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, and others. One film will be screened each week followed by lecture and discussion during the second class meeting.