End Credits Presents:

Event: Unseen Cinema: A Man Called Ove

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Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf LassgĂĄrd, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

 

 

"Irresistible!...A heart warming tale" VARIETY

 

“...a breathless movie.” SEATTLE TIMES

 

“A smooth, methodical black comedy... Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.” CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

"Warm and wonderful movie. One of the best of the year!" THE HUFFINGTON POST

 

“A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." ROGERERBERT.COM

 

 

Sweden | Comedy, Drama | Rated M




Event details

Dates:Sunday, 2 Jul 2017
Times:

4.30pm

Approximately 116 mins duration

Venue:The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
Program:End Credits
Genre:Film
Tickets:

General Admission $15 | End Credits Members $10

School Students $10

Annual memberships ($15.00) can be bought or renewed in the foyer prior to each screening.