Tag Archives: Finland

Nordic Film Thursdays: KORSO

Markus dreams of becoming a street ball star in New York, but spends his days in his home suburb Korso, in Finland, playing ball with his friends in an old warehouse – and drinking. When Markus’s little sister brings a … Read More


Who is afraid of the contemporary Finnish opera? Theatre evening with L’amour de loin

In the frame of a project titled Nordic Theatre Evenings The Scandinavian House and the National Theatre Brno present an accompanying event for the opera L’amour de loin (Love from Afar) by Kaija Saariaho. Before the performance, there will be … Read More


Finnish short film Karvan verran – By The Hair

Karvan verran – By The Hair is a short documentary of an old woman and her hair. This 87-years old woman, Hilkka, has always suffered from her curly, nappy and untamed hair. She even asks via tv-screen advices from a … Read More


If the sadness could smoulder… The occupation of Czechoslovakia as seen by the Finnish poet Eva-Liise Manner

Anxiety, hopelessness, the arrival of barbarians, the smell of gun smoke. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 shocked the whole world and was recalled even in foreign literature. Eva-Liise Manner, a famous Finnish modernist poet, has expressed her … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2018 in Brno

The main focus of the 9th year of the festival will be taboo. Everywhere in the world there are topics that are not discussed in public. And although the Scandinavian countries are now considered to be liberal and modern, it … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2018 in Prague

The main focus of the 9th year of the festival will be taboo. Everywhere in the world, there are topics that are not discussed in public. And although the Scandinavian countries are now considered to be liberal and modern, it … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: OPEN UP TO ME

Open Up to Me (Finnish: Kerron sinulle kaiken) is a Finnish film directed and written by Simo Halinen. It tells a story of Maarit (Leea Klemola), a woman who has just gone through a sex reassignment surgery. She wants to … Read More


European Day of Languages 2018: SPEAK-Dating

European Day of Languages celebration in Prague again! On 26 September 2018, come to Gallery Lucerna and try one or more of almost 30 languages during the traditional Speak Dating which offers short 5 min sessions with professional language teachers … Read More


What can you look forward to in autumn?

Even though we are all taking a break and heading north during the summer, preparations for cultural events in autumn have already begun. What can you look forward to? Keep reading. The Nordic Days festival is always the highlight of … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: A PATRIOTIC MAN

Every nation gets the heroes it deserves. A Patriotric Man is the story of Toivo, whose blood is exceptionally powerful. When the Finnish ski team hears about Toivo, they understand they have found a highly prized secret weapon. His blood … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

Welcome to traditional literary evening with Nordic writers organised by The Scandinavian House in Prague and the Book World Prague. Four authors have accepted our invitation: From 7 PM, there will be a discussion with Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen, author of … Read More


Harri Ahonen: Hiking Trails of Northern Scandinavia

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Moravská zemská knihovna cordially invites you to meet Harri Ahonen, a Finnish adventurer and photographer, who will share his  passion for hiking in the beautiful Scandinavian nature. This time, Harri Ahonen will focus on Northern … Read More


Travel Evening 2018

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Travellers​’ ​Club Praha cordially invites you to ​its seventh year of intriguing travel lectures. Does the Czech winter bore you? Do​ the days seem insufficiently frosty​? Or perhaps you ​simply want to feast your … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2017 in Prague

The Nordic Weird is coming! The 8th season of the multi-genre Nordic Days festival will present the art genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia, magic realism or horror, in a typically Nordic way. In addition to Prague, a few festival … Read More


Festival Nordic Days 2017 in Brno

The Nordic Weird is coming! This year marks the second appearance of the multi-genre Nordic Days festival in Brno! Between the 20th and 30th October, the festival will present the art genres, such as fantasy, sci-fi, dystopia, magic realism or … Read More


Lecture by professor Laura Kolbe: Finland 100

This year Finland is celebrating its 100th anniversary of independence proclaimed on 6th December 1917. As a part of these celebrations a lecture “Finland100 – Myths and Reality in the Building of a Nation 1917-2017” will be delivered by professor … Read More


Film Festival Suomi100

This December, Finland will celebrate 100 years of independence. As part of the celebrations, there are various cultural events going on around the world. The Scandinavian House will also take part by organizing a film festival Suomi100, accompanied by several … Read More


Echoes – 100 Years in Finnish Design and Architecture

The exhibition celebrates the centenary year of Finland’s independence with an engaging exploration and narrative of Finnish design and architecture. Echoes presents selected, beloved classics alongside less well-known gems and fresh, new works, creating a fascinating dialogue and story for … Read More


Nordic Game Day

The Brno branch of the Scandinavian House warmly invites you to attend the Nordic Game Day in Björnsonův sad in Brno. Do you want to play a real Viking game? Then you can look forward to a Swedish game called … Read More


Nordic literature at the Book World Prague 2017

As a guest of honour at the last year’s Book World fair, the Nordic countries and their literature were represented by the #ReadNordic campaign which proved to be a major success. Albeit having a lower profile this year, the Nordic … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

Join us for a traditional literary evening organised by The Scandinavian house and the Book World Prague and featuring 6 Nordic authors. In the first part of the evening, from 7 PM, Finnish humorist Tuomas Kyrö will be joined in … Read More


Workshop for beginner translators of Nordic languages

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with The Union of Interpreters and Translators (Czech acronym JTP) is organizing a workshop intended for beginner translators of literary texts in Nordic languages. The workshop will be divided into two main parts – the … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: DOG NAIL CLIPPER

The Scandinavian House in cooperation Evald Cinema and CinemArt  would like to invite you to the screening of the Finnish drama DOG NAIL CLIPPER (Koirankynnen leikkaaja, Finland, 2004, 105 min) Director: Markku Pölönen Starring: Peter Franzén, Korpisaran Tuuli, Taisto Reimaluoto, Ahti Kuoppala, Ville Virtanen, … Read More


Nordic Literary Salon 2017

As the last year’s Nordic Literary Salon in Brno turned out to be a successful meeting of readers of the Nordic literature, the Scandinavian House Brno Branch would like to invite you to join its next session that will take … Read More


The Most Beautiful Scandinavian Hiking Trails

The Scandinavian House invites you to meet Harri Ahonen, a Finnish adventurer and photographer, who will present the hiking culture in Northern Scandinavia. Thousands of kilometres through the northern wilderness, old forests, steep hillsides, large swamps and beautiful mountains… You … Read More


Nordic Days 2016 Brno

The Scandinavian House is holding the seventh season of a succesful yearly multi-genre festival Nordic Days in cooperation with the Moravian Library, University Cinema Scala, Nordic sports s.r.o.  and as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. This year the Nordic Days are not held only … Read More


Festival of Nordic films NORDFEST

A festival of Nordic Films NORDFEST will take place in the Evald Cinema (Národní 28, Praha 1) November 17–22. This traditional festival will present a selection of contemporary Nordic cinema. The event is held in cooperation with the Scandinavian House … Read More


Nordic Days 2016 Prague

The Scandinavian House is holding the seventh season of a succesful yearly multi-genre festival Nordic Days in cooperation with Cinema Evald, Literary Café Řetězová, Café Potrvá and Café Liberál and as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. Nordic Days 2016 will take place from the 23rd … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: BLACK ICE

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Finnish film BLACK ICE (Musta jää, Finland/ Germany, 2007, 110 min) Director: Petri Kotwica Starring: Outi Mäenpää, Martti Suosalo, Ria Kataja, Ville Virtanen, Sara Paavolainen … Read More


Picnic with Nordic Games

The Scandinavian House Brno Branch cordially invites you to the last event in this half of the year. It is time to come out of the library! Conclude Nordic literary salon with us and come to share your literary experiences … Read More


The Nordic Shorts

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald cinema cordially invites you to the second year of the short film festival The Nordic Shorts. During this festival you will have the opportunity to see up to forty contemporary short films … Read More


Meeting Minna Lindgren – discussion and book signing

In the end of April, the popular Finnish author Minna Lindgren, author of funny detective stories from an old people´s home called Twilight Grove is going to visit Prague. The events are held in frame of the campaign #ReadNordic. There … Read More


Book World – Guest of Honour: Nordic countries

Among Czechs there has long been a high level of interest in Nordic literature. Our grandparents were eager to get their hands on the books of Knut Hamsun, Sigrid Undset and Selma Lagerlöf; they also went to the theatre to … Read More


Literature Night in Brno

Jiří Mahen Library and the Scandinavian House Brno Branch are organizing Literature Night in Brno with special focus on Nordic countries. In frame of the campaign #ReadNordic four Nordic authors – Antti Tuomainen, Majgull Axelsson, Kim Leine and Jørn Lier … Read More


Nordic Literature Evening

On the occasion of the fair Book World in Prague, the Scandinavian House in cooperation with #ReadNordic campaign and Student Club Celetná, organizes a traditional literary evening with Nordic authors as guests. This year’s guests are Norwegian best-selling writer Jostein … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: A Charming Mass Suicide

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema, the distribution company CinemArt, and the Embassy of Finland in Prague presents within the project Nordic Film Thursdays and the campaign #ReadNordic the Finnish comedy A CHARMING MASS SUICIDE (Finland, 2000, … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: JUHA – The Past and Present of Finnish Silent Film

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema and the distribution company CinemArt presents within the project Nordic Film Thursdays the cult Finnish film JUHA (Finland, 1999, 78 min) Director: Aki Kaurismäki Writer: Juhani Aho Stars: Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati … Read More


Nordic Literary Salon

The Scandinavian House Brno branch in cooperation with Moravian library and Brno publishing house Host has prepared a series of literary meetings for spring 2016. These sessions are intended for general public and will present the literatures of the individual … Read More


Adventure in the library

The Norwegian Embassy, the Scandinavian House and the Municipal Library in Prague in cordially invite you to a scavanger hunt for children and their parents which will take place as a part of the literary campaign #ReadNordic. A precious Norwegian … Read More


Nordic Film Thursdays: RARE EXPORTS

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema and CinemArt within the Nordic Film Thursdays project presents the Finnish Christmas action comedy RARE EXPORTS (Finland, 84 min) Director: Jalmari Helander Cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Per … Read More


Nordic Days 2015

The Scandinavian House is holding the sixth season of a succesful festival Nordic Days in cooperation with Cinema Evald, Student club Celetná, Studio Paměť and Kosmas Bookshop. Nordic Days 2015 will take place from the 18th to 27th November and … Read More


Nordic Cult Films Festival

In September, Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema presents a mini festival of Nordic Cult Films, that is pictures that most northerners know and love, but which are new to many Czech viewers. Read More