#ReadNordicFilm: Burn All My Letters

Triangle of love and sadness

A compelling Swedish drama in three timelines about Karin Stolpe’s complicated marriage to her husband Sven and her love affair with journalist Olof Lagercrantz.

Karin, a young translator, spends the summer in Sigtuna with her husband Sven. They fill their days with work and artistic social activities. Karin is pulled out of this monotony when she meets Olof, who, unlike her despotic husband, sees her as an intellectual equal and a kindred spirit. A love sprouts between the young people and they decide to fight for it. However, none of the actors in this love triangle knows that the shadow of the fateful summer of 1932 will fall over the next two generations and that it will also affect their emotional lives…

As part of the #ReadNordicFilm series, we invite you to watch the Swedish movie

BURN ALL MY LETTERS (Bränn alla mina brev, 2022, 120 min)

Director: Björn Runge
Screenplay: Veronica Zacco, Alex Schulman
Starring: Asta Kamma August, Bill Skarsgård, Gustav Lindh, Selma Modéer Wiking, Sverrir Gudnason, Björn Kinder, Liam Lundin, Caroline Sehm and others


The screening will be preceded by an introduction about the literary context of the film and the work of Alex Schulman.


13 March, 20:00 BRNO, Kino Art (Cihlářská 19)
– introduction by Jan-Marek Šík
– Czech subtitles
– 140 CZK (120 CZK for members of the Scandinavian House); online at kinoart.cz

14 March, 19:00 PRAGUE, Edison Filmhub (Jeruzalémská 1321/2)
– introduction by Petra Hesová
– Czech and English subtitles
–175 CZK; online at edisonfilmhub.cz


Adaptations of books or biographies of literary figures are extremely popular among Scandinavian filmmakers. A new series shows, among other things, how filmmakers approach these challenges. Screenings take place roughly every other month at the Edison Filmhub in Prague and several times a year also at the Art Cinema in Brno, or in a virtual cinema. Through lecturers’ introductions, we present not only the film itself and its authors, but also the related book titles and place them in the context of Nordic literature and national cinema. In addition to highlighting books available in Czech, we also introduce the public to works that have not (yet) been translated.

The event is organised by the Scandinavian House in cooperation with Edison Filmhub and Kino Art, with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Prague Municipality and the Statutory City Brno.