Film/Cinema (Sweden)

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Sweden succeeded in remaining a non-combatant through the First World War. However, the conflict affected the nation in many ways, for example in terms of film production and film consumption. The Swedish film industry was growing rapidly already before the outbreak of the First World War. The number of cinemas increased every year. It is estimated that there were 700 cinemas in Sweden in 1919, twice the amount compared to 1914. Probably because Sweden did not take an active part in the war, it was, with a few noteworthy exceptions, rare that films produced in Sweden commented on the ongoing conflict.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History
  • Studies on Film


  • Film, First World War, Sweden
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1914-1918-online
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the First World War
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherFreie Universität Berlin
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 27
Publication categoryResearch