Saturday, April 29, 2017
Popcorn & a Show ~ A Man Called Ove
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ~Jessamyn West
I love the scenery in Swedish movies and television shows: the green pastures, the blue Baltic Sea, the gorgeously white snow, and the little thatched houses. Yes, there are cities as well but even those seem quaint to me.
I chose to watch the Swedish film, A Man Called Ove. It really is hard to describe what kind of movie it is. I've seen it described as a dark comedy but I would say it is closer to a romantic drama. There's pretty much a smorgasbord in this movie!
A Man Called Ove is not a movie for children. There are some dark themes ~ not scary but definitely not for children.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. (click on the link to see a trailer for this movie)
If you haven't watched a foreign film, give it a try. You might enjoy it. I found the English subtitles a bit distracting in the beginning but now they don't bother me at all.
My goal is to watch and review one foreign film a month this year. You can find links to my foreign film movie reviews in the right sidebar. Enjoy!