A Man Called Ove

Still from A Man Called Ove

Friday, 08 September 2017: A Man Called Ove

Friday, 08 September 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Hannes Holm, Sweden 2015, 116 mins, PG

“Swedish nod to It's a Wonderful Life.” Morning Post

Ove, a grieving widower of 59, is a Scandinavian blend of Victor Meldrew and Scrooge. While berating his bothersome neighbours and enforcing pedantic rules, he gets caught up in the domestic dramas of an immigrant family. Reflecting on scenes from his past life, he starts to realise that he is valued and can care deeply again.

"as you gradually come to …learn his back story and figure out why he is the way he is, you just sort of melt." National Public Radio

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. The Washington Post
  3. National Public Radio