The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928); Carl Theodor Dreyer, director.
The Swedenhielms (1935); Gustaf Molander, director. Swedish.
Miss Julie (1951); Alf Sjöberg, director. Swedish.
Summer with Monika (1953); Ingmar Bergman, director. Swedish.
Nine Lives (1957); Arne Skouen, director. Norwegian.
Drifting Clouds (1994); Aki Kaurismäki, director, Finnish.
Headhunters (2011); Morten Tyldum, director. Norwegian.
Force Majeure (2014); Ruben Östlund, director.
Sami Blood (2016); Amanda Kernell, director. Swedish.
Thomas Birnie holds a Ph.D. in German Literature, with a doctoral minor in Scandinavian Studies, from the University of Washington. He has taught Scandinavian subjects at Portland State University since 1990 and is actively engaged in Nordic events locally.