FILM: "A man called Ove" in Ottawa Dec. 16
#1 Swedish box office hit and Sweden’s selection for the 2017 Foreign Language Oscar race "A man called Ove" is opening in Ottawa on Friday, December 16 at the ByTowne Cinema.
Stepping from the pages of Frederik 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, 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 its shared.
When: Opens Friday, Dec. 16 - Dec. 22. 2016 Full schedule: http://www.bytowne.ca/movie-browser
Where: Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
What: Swedish movie "A man called Ove" by Hannes Holm with actor Rolf Lassgård.