Don’t miss Sweden’s selection for Foreign Language Film to 2017 Oscar Nominations.
The film is based on the bestseller by Fredrik Backman
A MAN CALLED OVE
River Oaks Theatre, October 7 – 14, 2016
Screenings at 1.30pm, 4.15pm, 7.00pm and 9.40pm
River Oaks Shopping Center, 2009 West Grey, Houston, TX 77019
Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international bestselling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.