A Man Called Ove

2015 | Sweden | PG-13 | 116 min.


Elk Rapids Cinema Tue, Jul 19, 2016 7:00 PM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Thu, Jul 28, 2016 3:00 PM
State Theatre Fri, Jul 29, 2016 9:00 AM
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sun, Jul 31, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Official Selection: Narrative
Movies Around the Bay
Release Year:2015
Runtime:116 min.
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:Persian
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rolf Lassgård
Zozan Akgün
Tobias Almborg
Viktor Baagøe
Filip Berg
Director:Hannes Holm
Produced by:Annica Bellander Rune
Nicklas Wikström Nicastro
Screenwriter:Fredrik Backman
Hannes Holm
Cinematography:Göran Hallberg
Editing By:Fredrik Morheden


The most beautiful love story in the festival this year is also a smart blockbuster comedy from Sweden—oh happy day! Ove is a grumpy widower who patrols his block every morning like clockwork, locking up stray bikes and telling his neighbors exactly what he thinks of them. Thankfully, his tight-knit community knows that his cantankerous veneer hides the grief and despair he feels over the death of his beloved wife. The film moves between a series of comedic failed attempts by Ove to off himself so that he can join his wife (turns out he’s really bad at suicide), and flashbacks to his earlier life when he met, wooed, and married his soul mate. Fortunately for everyone, the arrival of new neighbors gives Ove an unexpected reason to keep going—and challenges him to rediscover in himself the man his wife loved. In Person: Director Hannes Holm (Thu, Fri) .