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We are the Best!
A film by Lukas Moddysson
Based on a Graphic Novel by Coco Moodysson
“Heartfelt and rambunctious” – LA Times
“A joyous, heart-swelling story of youthful rebellion” – The New York Times
“Utterly delightful” – Variety
“Era-specific but never nostalgic, tender but never sentimental” – Art Form
2013 Venice Film Festival
2013 Toronto International Film Festival
2013 AFI Fest
2014 Victoria Film Festival
2014 Calgary Underground Film Festival
2014 Canadian Music Week Film Festival
Opens May 30
Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W
Montreal – Cinema du Parc, 3575 Avenue du Parc
Vancouver – VanCity, 1181 Seymour St
Opens June 13
Ottawa – Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St
London – Hyland Cinema, 240 Wharncliffe Road South
Can you start a band with no instruments or musical abilities? Maybe – if you have a punk determination. Bobo, Klara and Hedvig give it a try in Swedish master Lukas Moodysson’s We Are The Best!, a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion. Opening in Canada starting May 30 in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Ottawa and London follow on June 13.
Based on the graphic novel Aldrig godnatt (Never Goodnight) by Coco Moodysson, We Are The Best! is set in 1982 and follows three young women in Stockholm.
“I wanted to make a film showing that life – despite all evidence to the contrary – is worth living,” explained Lukas Moodysson, who based the film on his wife’s graphic novel.
Critics and festival audiences have been responding to the joyful tone of the film, with The Guardian calling it, “a treasure of a film that you can’t wait to share with everyone,” and The Village Voice found it, “a joyous time capsule.”
A sneak preview screening of We Are The Best! will be held at the Royal Theatre (608 College Street) on Saturday, May 10th at 1PM as a part of CMW Film Fest. The screening is co-presented by Girls Rock Camp Toronto, and will be followed by a live performance by teen rock groups, Unicorn Patrol and The Overtones! Advance tickets are only $10 ($7 if you’re under 19) and are available now at www.cmwfilmfest.com.
We Are The Best! will be available on DVD, VOD and iTunes September 23, 2014.