Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 7.30pm

A Man Called Ove

Sweden 2015 (UK release 2017).  2hr 6min.  Dir: Hannes Holm.  Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg.  Language: Swedish & Persian with English subtitles.  Awards: 13 wins & 23 nominations.  Cert. 15.  [Original title: En man som heter Ove]

A man called OveCantankerous. Grumpy. Querulous. Not your ideal neighbour!

Ove is a nit-picking obstructionist with a mission: to ensure everyone in his gated community abides by the residents’ regulations, to the letter. He’s not a popular man – even with the local cat.  When a new family move into the neighbourhood, their chaotic friendliness throws Ove into confusion. From this auspicious development we learn of the bittersweet past which led him to become the person he is.

This gloriously humorous film portrayal (based on an international best-selling novel) offers a salutary reminder : that within every miserable-minded misanthrope, there’s a beating heart – and just perhaps, a story to tell.

NOTE: Contains scenes of attempted suicide

“A darkly funny, tragic and ultimately heartwarming story about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man” Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly

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