We're kicking off our World Cinema series with a trio of Classic Cult Comedies. Come watch these bittersweet comedies for adults from France, Sweden, and Taiwan on a big screen and share the laughs with others around you! Masks required. No registration required.
A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove). PG-13. Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes. Sweden, 2016. In Swedish with English subtitles. Check out the trailer here!
Director: Hannes Holm. With Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars and Filip Berg.
Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Based on the bestselling novel by Frederik Backman. See the original before the Hollywood remake, "A Man Called Otto" with Tom Hanks, is released in December 2022!
"59-year-old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about [the importance of community], love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools." —IMDB.com
"A touching comic crowd-pleaser that may call for a tissue or two by the end, “A Man Called Ove” is...a heartwarming tale about a stubborn, short-tempered man with steadfast beliefs, strict routines and the feeling that everyone around him is an idiot — and no reticence about telling them so."—Variety