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Zulu Sommmerbio Sønderborg

This year the touring outdoor cinema called Zulu Sommerbio is stopping by our island. In front of Sønderborg Castle there will be two films shown.

The Untouchable: Monday August 5th 9.30pm

A true story of two men who should never have met–a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

The film will be shown in its original French language with Danish subtitles.


Skyfall: Tuesday August 6th 9.30pm

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Remember to bring something to sit on (garden chair, cushion) and enough warm clothes (it will get chilly by the water).

Be a true movie lover at Nordborg Bio #6/99

On our first visit to Nordborg Bio I said I would be back. And I have been back – but only last week did I make it to a filmelskerfilm!

Filmelskerfilms are films for the film lovers (as the Danish word actually says). They are typically either films that are less popular, or films in a foreign language. This last part is what has made it difficult for me to attend such a night: I don’t understand Danish too well to read subtitles, and my grasp of foreign languages (Persian? Spanish?) is not that great either!

As they say, patience is rewarded (sometimes). I made it there this week with the film The Artist, about the silent movie star George Valentin. The film actually won 5 Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year. What (I think) made it qualify for a filmelskerfilm night is that it is a silent movie (in the vast majority), and this is exactly why I could understand it.


So what makes filmelskerfilm nights special?

You get to watch a film that might not be as easy to find in a mainstream cinema. You get to watch a film you might not otherwise have thought about going to see, and see it with like-minded people while supporting a worthwhile project (Nordborg Bio is a project run by volunteers). And if that doesn’t count for much with you? You get to watch a film at a cheaper price than normal AND get a free glass of wine. That is surely worth it on its own!


Watch a Film at Nordborg Bio #6/99

Nordborg Bio is an independent cinema in Nordborg, at the northern end of Als. It is run by a group of volunteer with the main objective of maintaing a cinema in Nordborg. This makes it a worth-while venture to support, especially since it is run as a self-supporting venture.


The films shown are mainly new releases, though around once a month on a Friday they show a ‘filmeskerfilm’ (film lovers’ film), which is typically a less well-known, independent film, often in a foreign language. On these nights you get to watch a film and a glass of wine for 50DKK (i.e. very cheap by Danish standards).

Unfortunately for me, as yet there have been no ‘filmeskerfilm’ in the English language, so the combination of a foreign language with Danish subtitles have meant that we have had to give these nights a miss so far. However, most of the other ‘commercial’ films shown are in English (with Danish subtitles).

We went to watch Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on the Friday it was being shown. Entering the cinema we were greeted by the volunteer ‘on duty’ – a friendly older gentleman who happily muddled through a conversation of Danish/English with me.

The cinema itself is quite small as you can maybe tell from the photo at the top, seating only 90 people (it was around one-third full on the night). What a difference to the big cinema complexes which are the only cinema option left in my home country.

For keeping this cinema running I must applaud the work of the volunteers. I will be back!

In Sønderborg there is also a cinema on Perlegade with two screens.