A MAN CALLED OVE

April 12 – 2:00 + 7:30 PM

TWO ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
including Foreign Language Film

Sweden, 2015 – Rated 14A – 116 minutes
– in Swedish and Persian
with English subtitles
Directed by Hannes Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg

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 unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools.

“It’s 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.”Alissa Simon, Variety