Jostein Gaarder on Screen

The Scandinavian House in cooperation with Evald Cinema presents Jostein Gaarder on Screen – a film festival featuring movies based on a few books by the world-famous Norwegian author.

Jostein Gaarder is beyond doubt one of the most-read contemporary Norwegian writers – both in his homeland and abroad. He became so popular mostly for his originality, fabulousness and philosophic questions. Czech readers have had the chance to get acquainted with almost all his books which are meant both for children (The Solitaire Mystery, Hello? Is Anybody There?) and adults (Vita brevis, The Ringmaster’s Daughter).

At the festival, we will introduce three film adaptations of Gaarder’s books – an adventurous story about the history of philosophy Sophie’s World which has been translated into almost – believe it or not – 59 languages, a romantic story The Orange Girl about how a teenage boy’s father met a mysterious girl, and a touching story Through a Glass, Darkly where a 13-year-old girl Cecilia faces her illness much better than her family, thanks to an angel called Ariel.


Dec 15 7 pm Sophie’s World (Sofies verden, 1999)
Dec 20 7 pm The Orange Girl (Appelsinpiken, 2009)
Dec 22 7 pm Through a Glass, Darkly (I et speil, i en gåte, 2008)

In Norwegian with Czech subtitles.

Admission: 110 CZK
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The festival is held as a part of the #ReadNordic campaign, with the support of Prague City Hall and in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Film Institute, Norwegian Radio and Television (NRK) and the production company 4 1/2.