A Man Called Ove

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Sweden | 2015 | 116 minutes | Hannes Holm

September 30 - October 27, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu Oct 27
Winner: Best Actor, SIFF 2016 Golden Space Needle Award  | Sweden's biggest hit of the year is this endearing, crowd-pleasing, and wonderfully curmudgeonly comedy about the quintessential grumpy old man (Rolf Lassgård) who finds his caustic view of the world put to the test when a new family moves in next door.

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is 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. 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.

  • Original Language Title: En man som heter Ove
  • Director: Hannes Holm
  • Principal Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll
  • Country: Sweden, Norway
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 116 minutes
  • Language: Swedish