Tuesday 7th November: A Man Called Ove (15)

Original title: “En man som heter Ove”

Sweden  –  Comedy, Drama  –  Year: 2016  –  Running time: 116 mins
Languages: Swedish/Persian

A smash hit in Sweden last year and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel. Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door, an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse. When a new, young family moves in next door a story of great humanity, tenderness and, above all, humour develops: look for the long-running car joke!

A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.
Devan Coggan (Entertainment Weekly)

Director: Hannes Holm
Behind Blue Skies (2010) / Wonderful, and Loved by All (2007)
Cast:
Rolf Lassgård                   …   Ove
Bahar Pars                       …   Parveneh
Filip Berg                          …   Young Ove
Ida Engvoll                       …   Sonja
(for full cast, and more information, see “A Man Called Ove” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

Observer (Simran Hans)
Little White Lies (David Jenkins)
Empire Magazine (David Hughes)

Official UK trailer: