Ove is your typical angry old man next door. Enter a lively young family who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms, exemplifying a tale of unreliable first impressions and the reminder that life is sweeter when shared.
Nominated for two Oscars (and a box office hit in its home country!), this lovingly crafted tragicomedy offers a refreshing take on cross-generational friendship. Poignantly capturing the sense of nostalgia that comes with old age, A Man Called Ove offers a powerful ode to the act of sharing.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria