The Scandinavian House and the distribution company Film Europe begin the #ReadNordicFilm project which aims to present Scandinavian films connected to the region’s literature and offer an accompanying programme.


Directing films based on books or biographies of famous authors is immensely popular between the Scandinavian filmmakers. This project will, amongst other things, show how films and books have dealt with the same topics. The screenings will take place approximately once a month in Edison Filmhub cinema (and regional cinemas) and/or a virtual cinema edisonline.cz. Each of the films will be shortly introduced, so the visitor can learn not only about the film itself, but also about the corresponding literature, along with the characteristics of the said national cinematography.

The project consists of following screenings:

January 2021: I Am Greta (Sweden, 2020)
– in frame of the Scandi festival
– short lecture by Anežka Soukupová about Nordic climate fiction books

March 2021: The Grump (Finland, 2014)
– short lecture by Ema C. Stašová about the book The Grump by Tuomas Kyrö

The short lectures (in Czech) along with the movies (in original sound with Czech subtitles) can be for now found in the online videotheque edisonline.cz. The fee for using the videotheque is 155 CZK per month.

#ReadNordicFilm project is organised by the Scandinavian House as a part of its literary project Nordic Literature in the Heart of Europe.