WE ARE THE BEST! (15)

Date Time
Thurs 15th May 7.45pm

Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2013, 102 mins, subtitles
Mira Grosin, Mira Barkhammar, Liv LeMoyne

We Are The Best! is director Moodysson’s adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ’80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments, or discernible musical talent, the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig (LeMoyne) as the third wheel. With tender affection for his young characters and the period in which his film is set, Moodysson paints an ebullient and sharply observant portrait of DIY spirit and growing up.

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