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TONIGHT! Anyone For a Plate of Grasshoppers? Exeter Phoenix’s Cinema serves up Danish Doc Bugs Alongside a Feast of Edible Insects

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.


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. One of the season’s highlights is a special screening of Danish documentary Bugs, which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival and Jury Award at Tribeca Film Festival. This thought-provoking film examines whether a plate full of maggots or thumb-sized grubs might one day make our mouths water, in response to the UN’s recent recommendation that edible insects may one day combat world hunger.

After the screening, ticket holders will get a chance to try out the delicacy themselves, in a special insect tasting workshop led by Cornish Edible Insects.

Bugs screens on Wed 25 Jan at 7:30pm. Tickets from just £6 for the film and tasting workshop from

Scandifilm takes place at Exeter Phoenix’s cinema Studio 74 from 20th January to 21st March.

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