Cinematique Presents: "A Man Called Ove"

Nov 4, 2016

A Man called Ove

November 21-23
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

As the official submission of Sweden for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017, A Man Called Ove is a must-see. Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. The ill-tempered, isolated retiree, who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life. When a young family flattens his mailbox while moving in, an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. (Rated: PG-13, Runtime: 116 minutes)

“A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.”

Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly

“Incorporating fluid flashbacks and snippets of narration that refreshingly serve to enhance rather than distract, director-writer Hannes Holm maintains a gentle, lyrical flow while coaxing fine performances from a diverse cast.”

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times

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