Monday, November 28, 2016

Swedish award winning film: A Man Called Ove


Details
Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

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Director: Hannes Holm
Reactions

“...a breathless movie.” - John Hartl, Seattle Times

“A smooth, methodical black comedy... Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.” - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender ‘A Man Called Ove.’” - Nick Schager, Village Voice

Awards & Festivals

Sweden's Official Foreign Language Submission - 89th Academy Awards®
Best Actor - Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award 2016
Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-Up (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards
Winner - Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival

$5 Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door.

1 comment:

  1. A decent attempt at trying to promote Swedish cinema. However, the presentation needs work as it is just a single picture and the content, despite being valid, is disorganized. But not too shabby, I'd say.

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