Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s ten crime novels from the 1960s and ‘70s featuring Inspector Martin Beck have had a major impact on Swedish – and international – film and TV. Their importance lies partly in their critical commentary on Swedish society, which in turn inspired Henning Mankell and other more recent crime narratives from Nordic countries. This introductory talk will explore the Beck legacy and the distinctiveness of ‘Nordic Noir’ films and TV series.

Led by Roy Stafford, Freelance Film Educator.

Embassy of Sweden