TransitieCinema invites you for our screening of The Swedish Theory of Love in Het Nutshuis.
In our Valentine special we will discover why so many people feel lonely and try to find out and further discuss this topic after the movie.
Sweden is typically portrayed as having a perfectly organized society in which everyone has equal opportunities for an independent existence. One upshot is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help or favors, bringing contact between individuals to an absolute minimum. Half the population lives in single households, and more and more women are choosing for single motherhood through artificial insemination. Meanwhile, the number of people dying alone is continually on the rise. The woeful succession of sperm banks, deserted neighborhoods and forgotten deaths casts a disturbing light on the downside to an independent society in which the only truly social activity appears to be searches for missing persons. The film raises the fascinating question of why a life lived in such security and safety should turn out to be so unsatisfying. Some Swedes are putting up courageous resistance: young people are organizing gatherings in the woods to surrender to emotions and caresses; a successful surgeon moved away to Ethiopia, where despite the lack of material wealth he relearned the value of community. In conclusion, maverick sociologist Zygmunt Bauman explains why a trouble-free life isn’t necessarily a happy one.
18.00 TransitieCinema Dinner by Juni Café
19.30 Screening "The Swedish Theory of Love" by TransitieCinema
21.00 Q&A and/or workshop
21.30 Drinks and discussion!
* Admission to the MOVIE is for FREE (but we appreciate donations!)
* Make sure to ARRIVE ON TIME, the doors are closed when the movie starts or the venue is at full capacity.
* The DINNER is vegan and can be reserved via Nutshuis.nl (you can also join without a reservation)
* The movie and event are in ENGLISH