dir. Hannes Holm / Sweden / 2016 / 116 minutes
This nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars tells the story of the "quintessential grumpy man next door". An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, Ove spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife’s grave. 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 the happiness and heartbreak in Ove's past. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.