A pop up cinema in Haldon Forest, dark and atmospheric screenings of classic thrillers, live Swedish music and a salivating food presentation; just some of the immersive cinematic experiences created by Exeter Phoenix this November.
Scandiland: 8 – 28 November 2014
A season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema
This November, Exeter Phoenix presents a season of Scandinavian and Nordic cinema. Featuring films from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, audiences will journey through snowy landscapes, confront troll-infested forests, consume surreal assignments and experience moody Nordic noir.
The season launches on 8 November with a screening of the Norwegian thriller Troll Hunter. From Exeter city centre, audiences will be taken on a bus deep into the woods of Haldon Forest. As darkness descends they will be greeted by a Rekorderlig cider and a smorgasbord of tasty Swedish canapés before entering a bespoke cabin cinema to watch the fantasy thriller.
On 11 November, Surf Cinema presents an evening of cold-water surf films charting some of the individuals who brave the roughest of conditions to get their fix, followed by live music from Finnish folk punk band Slack Bird. The following night sees a dark and comic bill offering a humorous and unusual insight into the Nordic countries with Of Horses and Men and In Order of Disappearance.
On 16 Nov, set amongst a taxidermy filled cinema-hut in Heavitree and accompanied by music from a Swedish musician and storyteller, will be a screening of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist. Strictly for over 18s, this event offers an extraordinarily atmospheric setting to in which to watch this seminal film.
Back at Exeter Phoenix on 17 November, a screening of the Oscar-nominated Norwegian comedy Elling is screened alongside Kitchen Stories highlighting the best visual storytelling from the country, whilst two new Nordic noir titles, Tommy and Hour of the Lynx will be presented on 22 Nov.
A screening of Babette’s Feast on 24 November will include a salivating presentation by food historian Dr Annie Gray who will introduce Babette’s dishes, identifying her unusual ingredients and discussing long forgotten techniques.
Finally, Exeter Central Library will host an evening of Scandinavian storytelling by performer Emily Parrish who will share stories of Loki, a god of Nordic mythology, before a screening of Sami Jienet – Voice of Sapami, a Finnish documentary on the adventures of a Sami indigenous choir as they rediscover their rich and unique heritage and the joy of yoiking together.
Mon 24 Nov
3.30pm, 6pm £5.50 (£4.50)
8.15pm including presentation by Food Historian Dr Annie Gray £6.50 (£5.50)
”JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL NORDIC FEAST. SAMPLE EXTRAVAGANT SAVOURY PASTRIES, SIP DELICIOUS CONSOMMÉS, INDULGE IN BEAUTIFUL BLINIS AND TOP IT ALL OFF WITH A CELEBRATORY KUGLEHOPH CAKE. £15 WHEN BOUGHT WITH A TICKET FOR THE 8.15PM SCREENING. SERVED AT 6.30PM.”
View the website for more details… http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/babettes-feast/