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A Man called Ove

Hannes Holm’s Swedish language charmer, based on the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman

“A touching comic crowd-pleaser... [director Hannes] Holm makes poignantly clear that…life is so much sweeter when shared with others” - Variety

Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is a widowed retiree with a short fuse who spends his days enforcing body corporate rules only he cares about. When a boisterous young family moves in next door, Ove’s deeply ingrained defences give way to outright cantankerousness. Despite getting off on the wrong foot with a heavily pregnant neighbour, Parvaneh (Swedish-Iranian actress, Bahar Pars), an understanding slowly forms between the two. Lassgård is note-perfect as the spiky, outwardly imperious Ove in a moving, yet unsentimental story about unreliable first impressions and the value of community and kindness.

  • DIRECTOR: Hannes Holm
  • Duration: 116 mins
  • Country: Sweden
  • Language: Swedish w/English subtitles
  • Date: 2016
  • Format: DCP, Colour
  • Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
  • Source: Rialto Distribution
  • Rating: M (Mature themes and coarse language )

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Event starts
Tuesday 6 February, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 11 February, 2018
Venue
ACMI
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Federation Square, Flinders St
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Victoria, Melbourne

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