“It’s 1982, and Bobo and Klara are best friends, bolshy 13-year-old outsiders whose love of punk leads them to form their own band. There’s only one problem – they don’t have a guitarist. Enter Abba-esque Christian blonde Hedvig, the most unlikely axe heroine on the planet.” – Time Out
This is Lukas Moodyson’s seventh feature film, a return to form after a number of years following on from his well-loved films Show Me Love (a.k.a. Fucking Åmål) and Together.
“A coming-of-age masterpiece” – Guardian
“There’s a stage of early teenage life when even one’s most banal self-expressions seem worthy of an exclamation point, but Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best!, an eccentric, authentic and utterly delightful evocation of that very period — in Stockholm, circa 1982 — more than merits its own.” – Variety
“This is a film of flawless, natural performances, particularly from the three young leads…. Moodysson’s sense of place, period and character is incredibly surefooted, and there’s boundless joy to be found in watching Bobo and Klara make their thunderously confident first steps towards punk superstardom.” ★★★★ – Time Out
“With this wonderful coming-of-age story Lukas Moodysson reaffirms the promise of his first two films, Show Me Love and Together.... this lovely film is a study of friendship in more innocent times, and its indomitable teen spirit is simply irresistible.” ★★★★ – Empire
85/100 – Metacritic
I will book standard seats located together as a group, for any members who would like to be seated together. If so please pay for your ticket via this page, before 9 a.m. on Sunday (20 April). The ticket cost is £13.75 including the cinema booking fee, and I have added 75 pence to cover the fee that Paypal deducts from the amount I receive. Of course if you prefer to choose your own seat feel free to go ahead and book direct with the cinema. Note that the film starts at 6.25 p.m., not 6.15 p.m. as indicated above (Meetup does not allow for start-times other than .00, .15, .30 and .45).
If you decide to book your own seat, and you’re open to sitting next to another member, feel free to mention your seat number in the comments below, for group members who may want to book a neighbouring seat.
Please contribute £1 on arrival (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks in advance.
In the days immediately prior, I’ll circulate details of arrangements to meet before the screening. Also, I plan to stay on for coffee/drinks nearby after the film, with anyone who would like to join me for a conversation about the film. Please let me know if you will stay on, and we can agree on a place and if necessary I’ll find out about booking a space for the group.