Stepping from the pages of Fredrik 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 heart-warming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.
“Holm’s well-judged adaptation of the bestseller keeps the maudlin to a minimum and plays the black comedy just right. A strong contender for feel-good film of the year.” - **** Empire
“Irresistible... a heart-warming tale.” - Variety
Director: Hannes Holm
Duration: 116 minutes
Language: Swedish, Persian (with English subtitles)
Also showing before the main feature is the short film, Second to None (winner of the 2016 International Federation of Film Societies Don Quijote prize at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh).
Written and directed by IFTA nominee Vincent Gallagher, Second to None is a richly detailed stop-motion animation about the world’s second oldest man.
Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.
Duration: 7 minutes
SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential
Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door
Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door