We Are the Best!
aka Vi är bäst! First screened in August 2014
Director: Lukas Moodysson. Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Charlie Falk, Johan Liljemark, Mattias Wiberg, Jonathan Salomonsson, Alvin Strollo, David Dencik, Lena Carlsson, Emrik Ekholm, Anna Rydgren, Peter Eriksson, Ann-Sofie Rase, Lily Moodysson, Nick Kankaanpää, Edvin Ottoson, Felix Klaesson, Victor Norlin Ericsson. Screenplay: Lukas Moodysson (based on the comic by Coco Moodysson). Twitter Capsule:
Comic, compassionate naturalism but not simple. Exuberant study of craving uniqueness while chafing at its costs.
Whatever you're doing, you'd be having more fun if you were streaming We Are the Best! To each their own but this is my Boyhood. With girls.
Effortlessly in period: both in terms of its 80s setting and its fluency in the surges, rhythms, and paralyses of pre-teendom. Not a trailblazer, but aces a task lots of movies flail at.