#ReadNordicFilm: Out stealing horses

The memory of one fateful summer

November 1999. Trond, aged sixty-seven, lives alone on a remote farm and intends to celebrate the coming Christmas by himself. But then he finds out that his neighbour is someone that he had already met. Trond begins to reflect on the fateful summer of 1948 – the very summer that ended up changing his life forever. As a fifteen-year-old boy, he for the first time in his life felt a desire for a woman… The same woman that his own father intended to spend the rest of his life with.

As a part of the #ReadNordicFilm series, we would like to invite you to the screening of the Norwegian drama:

OUT STEALING HORSES (Ut og stjæle hester, Norway/Sweden/Denmark, 2019, 118 min)

Director and writer: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann, Jon Ranes, Danica Curcic, Pål Sverre Hagen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Sjur Vatne Brean and others


The movie, based on the book by Per Petterson, was directed by Norwegian director Petter Moland. At the 69th Berlinale, Out Stealing Horses won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. The famous Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård took the role of an elderly Trond, other famous Scandinavian names starring in the movie include Tobias Santelman, Danica Curcic and Pål Sverre Hagen.

Original sound with Czech subtitles.

The introductions to the film will focus on the works of the Norwegian author Per Petterson.


27. 9. 19:00 PRAGUE, Edison Filmhub (Jeruzalémská st. 1321/2)
– Introduction by Jarka Vrbová
– Entry fee: 160 CZK, online at edisonfilmhub.cz

27. 9. 20:00 BRNO, Kino Art (Cihlářská st. 19)
– Introduction by Barbara Gregorová
– Entry fee:  110 CZK (90 CZK for our members); online at kinoart.cz


Directing films based on books or biographies of famous authors is immensely popular among Scandinavian filmmakers. This project will, amongst other things, show how films and books have dealt with the same topics. The screenings will take place about once every two months in Edison cinema (and regional cinemas) or a virtual cinema. Each of the films will be shortly introduced beforehand, so the visitor can learn about the film itself, its context, direction, and the corresponding literature, along with the characteristics of the said national cinematography. Besides the books available in Czech, the visitors will get to discover the books that have not (yet) been translated into this language.

The screening is organized by the Scandinavian House in cooperation with Edison Filmhub, Kino Art and the distribution company Film Europe as a part of the #ReadNordicFilm cycle. The events have been financially sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Prague Municipality and Statutory city Brno.

Photo: filmeurope.cz