16. May 2023

Bonn to Host 24th Scandinavian Film Days Bonn to Host 24th Scandinavian Film Days

Students to organize screenings of contemporary Nordic cinema from May 18 to 25

The Scandinavian Film Days Bonn are celebrating their 24th anniversary this year. The film festival is organized by students at the University of Bonn and screens contemporary Nordic movies in their original language with German or English subtitles. This year’s festival is being held at the Kino in der Brotfabrik cinema from May 18 to 25 as a collaboration between the University of Bonn and the Bonner Kinemathek association. 

The Scandinavian Film Days
The Scandinavian Film Days - will take place from May 18 to 25 in Kino in der Brotfabrik in Bonn. © Figure: Scandinavian Film Days
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Students of Scandinavian studies at the University of Bonn will open the Scandinavian Film Days at 5 pm on Thursday, May 18, after which the comedy “Fathers and Mothers” (Denmark 2022) will have its first-ever advance screening in Germany at the festival. On Friday, May 19, the Finnish band Loimolan Voima will be performing in the KulturKneipe pub from 6:30 pm onward before a screening of the comedy “The Grump: In Search of an Escort” (Finland 2022).

One particular highlight will be an interview on Saturday, May 20 with Jenny Jägerfeld, author of the well-known young-adult novels “Comedy Queen” and “Easy Going.” The interview and the film adaptation of “Comedy Queen” (Sweden 2022) will be shown at 8:30 pm.

Greenland will be represented by two documentaries this year: “The Last Human” (Denmark/Greenland 2022) on Sunday, May 21, at 6:30 pm and “Tsumu – Where Do You Go with Your Dreams?” (Greenland 2022) on Wednesday, May 24, at 8 pm.

The animation “Titina” (Norway 2022), a deeply moving adventure for adults and children alike, will have its first advance screening in Germany at 8 pm on Monday, May 22. From 8 pm onward on Tuesday, May 23, the annual bar serving Kettenfett licorice liqueur, one of the sponsors of the Film Days, will accompany a screening of the action film “Operation Napoleon” (Iceland 2023).

As in every year, the festival will close with the much-loved evening of short-film screenings, which will include examples from all over the Nordic region. This year’s will be held on Thursday, May 25, starting at 8 pm.

Program and further information: www.skandinavische-filmtage.de

Judith Böddrich, Luisa Heimes, Renate Herrig, Paula Fee Schirmer
Press for the Scandinavian Film Days Bonn
Department of German and Comparative Literature and Culture
University of Bonn
Email: presse@skandinavische-filmtage.de

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