Guest post by Gergana May. I was deeply impressed when I first saw The Bothersome Man. I experienced it as a powerful artistic metaphor for the life of the privileged citizens of affluent Western European countries. It is a dystopic tale of spiritual displacement, detachment, loss of connection with our roots, our background, our elders,… Read more »
Tag: Nordic Tales of Privilege and Anxiety
Guest post by Piibi-Kai Kivik. The second film in the Nordic Privilege and Anxiety series is The Temptation of St. Tony by the Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu. The film shocks and disturbs, its black-and-white starkness and surreal images visually contrasting with the saturated colors of Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope.
Guest post by Elisa Räsänen. Are Nordic people really happy? Yes, they are, at least according to the most recent World Happiness Report (2017), in which Norway was declared the happiest country in the world, with Denmark, Iceland and Finland making it into the top 5. We decided to explore this “happiness,” which is arguably a… Read more »