We Are the Best!
Directed by: Lukas Moodysson
2014 | Sweden/Denmark | 102 min.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7pm
“Pipsqueak misfits in early 80s Stockholm, Bobo and Clara are the kind of friends who bond because everybody around them, from their parents to their teachers to their classmates, is impossibly stupid and wrong. In Lukas Moodysson’s exuberant We Are the Best!, the tweenage girls do the only thing they can: Start a band. Not an Abbaesque pop outfit, but a slashing, crashing punk unit. Their gym teacher is a tyrant, soccer blows, so their first fiery two-minute anthem makes perfect sense. It’s called “Hate the Sport.” Their repertoire, raging and rebellious, goes from there. It’s not blood that flows through their veins, it’s nitroglycerin. The girls chant the Swedish title: “Vi är bäst! Vi är bäst!” And they’re right, they are.” Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tokyo Grand Prix, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2013