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Sat, Feb 8, 2014
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DIRECTOR: Lukas Moodysson - SWEDEN

Stockholm, 1982: 13-year-old best friends Bobo and Klara are united by their feelings of outsiderness—embarrassed by their parents, repulsed by the conformity of the school’s popular kids, and hating gym class. After wandering into the local community center music room and banging on the instruments, they declare themselves a punk band—never mind that they can’t play a lick. In need of some proper musicianship, they recruit their classmate Hedvig—a talented guitarist, though painfully shy and socially marginalized by her parents’ unfashionable enthusiasm for evangelical Christianity. Now a trio, the three friends create a joyful noise as they play music together and navigate the confusing world of the ’80s they are growing up in. Moodysson’s rousing youth chronicle was adapted from the graphic novel by his wife Coco. (102 mins.)

Filmography: Show Me Love (98), Together (00), Lilya 4-Ever (02), A Hole in My Heart (04).

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco.


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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