Gösta Hellström and Interwar Avant-Garde Film Culture in Sweden

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Gösta Hellström was a prolific film critic who introduced new film movements into Sweden during the 1920s and 1930s. He also had a short career as a film director, and is especially known for his experimental short Tango (1932). Hellström is a representative of the early cinephilia and of a modernism that was never to be fulfilled in Sweden, at least not in terms of coherent film production. In the essay Hellström and his work are discussed as part of an ephemeral or fragmentary avant-garde.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Studies on Film


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950
EditorsBenedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg, Tania Ørum
Place of PublicationLeiden/London
PublisherBrill - Rodopi
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-38829-1
ISBN (Print)9789004366794
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameAvant-Garde Critical Studies
ISSN (Print)1387-3008