Programme for November 2018

All our events in November will take place at Krokodil’s Center for Contemporary literature (Karađorđeva 43, entrance from Jazz Bašta Café Bar – Male Stepenice 1a)


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3rd November 4.00 PM – Scandinavian Café

A relaxed language learning event attended by people from Scandinavia, students of Scandinavian Studies and enthusiasts who speak Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. The café will be led by the teachers and associates of the Scandinavian Corner. But this time around, we have prepared a special surprise – we will be joined by two Danish authors, Caspar Eric and Henriette Rostrup, who are guests in the Krokodil´s Writers In Residence programme.



14th November 7.00 PM “Last Night In Sweden”, Joachim Waern

Open talk about political and social issues in Sweden with Mr Joachim Waern, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.

In February 2017, Donald Trump provocatively referred to ‘what happened last night in Sweden’ – falsely alluding to an incident of terror. „You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible." Since nothing in particular happened in Sweden that night, his remarks were met with immediate mockery among Swedes.

However, in the next elections (this year) it was apparent that something had in fact happened in Sweden, after all. With no clear majority in parliament, the social democratic prime minister Stefan Löfven has been voted away. Yet, he is staying on as head of a temporary government while the rest of the country is trying to figure out if anyone won the election at all. Will Sweden continue the tradition of social democracy or will the liberals or coservatives seek support from the populist and far right? About this and many other interesting topics we will have a chance to talk with Mr Joachim Waern.

Joachim Waern is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade. He has been posted in Belgrade since September 2016. He is by profession an economist and has an interest for people, politics and history. He also likes literature, film and music. Working for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 2006 and also with six years at the Ministry of Culture he has a long experience of governmental work, including being a manager. At the Swedish Embassy in Belgrade he is heading the Department of Political, Trade and Public Diplomacy.




21th November 7.00 PM – Nordic Cinema

Key House Mirror (Nøgle Hus Spejl) – 2015, 91 min

Lily and Max has been married for 50 years. Now they live in a nursing home, since Max needs constant care due to the stroke he had. Lily has always put Max and his needs first. However, when a man called “The Pilot” moves next door, Lily becomes charmed by him, his unconventionality and passion for life. But neither her family nor the other residents at the nursing home are fond of her new acquaintance. Misunderstood by her family and trapped in her life with Max, Lily decides to fight to escape the bars of her invisible prison and claim her freedom.


The project ‘Nordic Reading Corner’ is financially supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade