Event info

Bikes vs Cars 

Fredrik Gertten SE/ 2015/ 1h 30 min/ Documentary 

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, a new film project from BANANAS!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic around the world. 

Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth’s resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic. 

Reserve free tickets here at Tix. If the screening is not fully booked, tickets will be available at the door. 

English subtitles. 



Docs Against Gravity Film Festival - Special Mention, 2015

UK Green Film Festival - Audience Award, 2015

Tempo Documentary Award - Honourable Mention, 2015

Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival - Best Film, 2015

South By South West - World Premiere, 2015

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection, 2015

Bikes vs Cars homepage

The Nordic Film Festival is a yearly event, and this is the fourth edition at the Nordic House in Reykjavik. The festival runs the period 13th – 20th April 2016 and we screen selected Nordic films in all genres, with English subtitles. The Nordic Film Festival is a collaboration between the Nordic House, Embassy of Denmark, Finnish Embassy, Norwegian Embassy and Embassy of Sweden in Reykjavik, Iceland. Local partners are Aalto Bistro and Bio Paradis.