Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2016

73 min.DK/Documentary

Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix our problems of global food security. In the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore have been travelling the world to hear what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title BUGS
Danish title BUGS
Keywords Insects, Diet, Nutrition, Food products, Food, Insect breeding, Edible insects, Food culture, Nordic Food Lab
Director Andreas Johnsen
Screenplay Andreas Johnsen
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Editor Menno Boerema, Per Sandholt
Sound Philip Nicolai Flindt
Appearance Ben Reade, Josh Evans, Roberto Flore
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Rosforth Films, DOXBIO
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Danish theatrical release 07.09.2016
Cinemas Aalborg – Biffen Nordkraft
Aarhus – Øst for Paradis
Albertslund – MusikTeatret Albertslund
Bagsværd – Bibliografen
Ballerup – Baltoppen Bio
Dragør – Dragør Bio
Ebeltoft – Store Bjørn
Esbjerg – Huset
Faaborg – Helios Teatret (Under ombygning)
Frederikshavn – Palads 1-2-3
Glostrup – Glostrup Bio
Glumsø – Glumsø Biografteater & Kulturhus
Helsingør – Cinema Center
Herlev – Herlev Teaterbio
Hillerød – Café Slotsbio
Hjørring – Lønstrup Café Bio
Holbæk – Kulturbiografen Frysehuset
Humlebæk – Humle Bio
Hvalsø – Hvalsø Bio
Ikast – Ikast Bio
Ishøj – Ishøj Bio
Kastrup – Kastrup Bio
Kerteminde – Kerteminde Kino
Kolding – Nicolai Bio
Korsør – Korsør Biografteater
København K – Grand Teatret
København N – Empire Bio
København V – Vester Vov Vov
København Ø – Park Bio
Maribo – Sognets Hus
Nuuk – Katuaq Bio
Nykøbing Mors – Bio Mors
Næstved – Bio Næstved
Odense – Café Biografen
Ringe – Ringe Bio (Under ombygning)
Roskilde – Kino Ro’s Torv
Ry – Ry Biograf
Rødovre – Kulturhuset Viften
Skals – DOXBIO Ulbjerg
Skanderborg – Kulturhuset Skanderborg
Skive – Cinema 3
Skælskør – Kosmorama Skælskør
Skørping – Kinorevuen
Slagelse – Panorama
Slangerup – Slangerup Bio
Svaneke – Cassiopeia Bio
Sønderborg – Sønderborghus
Valby – Valby Kino
Vig – Kulturhuset Vig Bio
Vordingborg – Biografcaféen
Online release 06.12.2017
Comment BUGS premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and has had a busy festival life with screenings among others at Cineambiente in Torino, where it won an award, Edinburgh, Durban, Melbourne, Prizren and Hong Kong. Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei The Fake Case was nominated at IDFA in 2013. Other acclaimed titles by Johnsen include Murder (2009) and Kidd Life (2012).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Danish Documentary Production, Rosforth Films
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Rosforth Films, DOXBIO


Direction Andreas Johnsen


Screenplay Andreas Johnsen


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Line producer Sidsel Lønvig Siersted
Producer''s assistant Kirstine Barfod


Editor Menno Boerema
Assistant editor Mieneke Kramer
Editor Per Sandholt


Sound designer Philip Nicolai Flindt

Visual effects

Graphic design Torsten Høgh Rasmussen


Appearance Ben Reade
Appearance Josh Evans
Appearance Roberto Flore

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Politiken-Fonden Dalin, Steen 2016-09-22
Anmeldelse Information Eistrup, Eva 2016-09-09
Anmeldelse Information Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2016-09-09
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