Fans of world cinema and Nordic Noir are in for a treat over the coming months, as Scandifilm returns to Exeter Phoenix for a third year of unique and enchanting film experiences, all centred around Scandinavian cinema. More than just a film festival, visitors will be given the opportunity to live, eat and breathe Scandi. The season takes place throughout January, February and March, and features over 20 events, with Viking storytelling and Scandinavian craft workshops alongside a core programme of immersive and engaging film screenings.
Renowned for cutting edge drama, Scandinavian film and cinema has taken over our screens in the past decade, and Scandifilm showcases some of the best of the genre. The Day Will Come offers a slice of Danish history in new drama from the makers of The Killing, while bone-chilling horror Lake Bodom is based on true events at a Norwegian campsite, and magical gender-role-bending fantasy Girls Lost reinterprets one of Sweden’s best selling novels for the big screen.
The season also includes breathtaking documentary, following fearless cave divers in Norway (Diving Into The Unknown), a film that’s been dubbed the ‘real life Cool Runnings’ (Nice People) and Northern Disco Lights, the untold story of the rise of Norwegian dance music.
The season is crammed full of experiences that go beyond your average trip to the cinema, offering film fans the opportunity to really immerse themselves. Cinema goers can drink lingonberry juice and liquorice vodka, experience magical live storytelling from the Viking sagas and warm themselves with hot chocolate and marshmallows at a retro Nordic camp pitched up outside Exeter Phoenix. There will be opportunities to meet and greet the filmmakers behind some of Scandinavia’s best films, and find out why the Danes are beginning to consider bugs as good eating, in a special insect tasting workshop.
Scandifilm takes place at Exeter Phoenix’s cinema Studio 74 from 20th January to 21st March. Standard tickets for most events are £6 and available now from scandifilm.co.uk