By Ryan Keating-Lambert
This month, to celebrate Film Europe’s Scandi Film Festival, we’ll be screening four Nordic titles with both Czech AND English subtitles at my weekly film night Movie Barf Monday in Edison Filmhub! From erotic drama and laugh-out-loud comedy to toxic relationships and a powerful documentary on body shaming – we’ve got your January sorted! Get your tickets!
Word of God / Gud taler ud (2017)
Kicking off the month on Monday, January 6th is the superb black comedy Word of God directed by talented Danish filmmaker Henrik Ruben Genz. It’s a stylish (and hilarious) ode to the absurdity of family, and based on the best-selling autobiography of Danish author Jens Blendstrup and his family led by strict father Uffe aka ‘God’, played by Søren Malling (The Killing).
Queen of Hearts / Dronningen (2019)
On January 13th, Don’t miss this premiere of new erotic drama Queen of Hearts which not only won the Audience Award at Sundance, but is also the Danish Oscar entry for this year! Queen of Hearts, directed by May el-Toukhy, is centred around a lawyer who puts everything at risk when she begins a passionate affair with her stepson.
A Horrible Woman / En frygtelig kvinde (2017)
Don’t miss Christian Tafdrup’s A Horrible Woman on January 20th, a hilarious and timely comedy about a toxic relationship in Copenhagen. With fantastic performances from both Anders Juul and Amanda Collin, don’t take the title too literally – there are definitely two sides to every story. This award-winning but bittersweet take on the modern relationship was one of my favourites from 2017.
Fat Front (2019)
“There are no better alternatives to the word fat” – Fat Front is an all-Nordic documentary by Danish directors Louise Detlefsen and Louise Kjeldsen will have its Czech premiere this month and focuses on body positivity while exploring the lives of four overweight women, and their efforts to change the attitudes of others. Catch it on January 27th.
Movie Barf Monday is a new film night dedicated to screening award-winning contemporary and classic films in the brand new Edison Filmhub cinema and bar located in Prague’s old town. Tickets available at the box office or online.
Make sure you also check out the full programme for Film Europe’s Scandi film festival, taking place in Prague from January 9 – 12.
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