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Presented as part of University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival 2018, a week-long celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration.
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Sweden's smash hit and sleeper contender for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Hannes Holm's A Man Called Ove is an irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel.
Ove (Rolf Lassgård) 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.
But when pregnant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) and her young family move next door, his solitary, regimented world is shaken in ways he would never have imagined, and from inauspicious beginnings an unlikely friendship forms. What emerges is a heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.
Director: Hannes Holm
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg
Swedish | 2015 | Subtitled