The Scandinavian Library presents: A Man Called Ove
Based on Fredik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox while moving in and Ove has a new source of ire. Yet over time an unlikely friendship forms and we learn of 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.
116 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Free; donations accepted.
Films start at 1:30pm. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1pm. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestugan, which is open until 3pm every Saturday.
After their public showing movies in our film series become part of the Scandinavian Library’s collection of DVDs available for borrowing by Library members.