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Lukas Moodysson's Wonderful Punk Band Comedy 'We Are the Best!' to Close Rotterdam Film Festival (TRAILER)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 24, 2014 at 11:38AM

Lukas Moodysson's hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age film "We Are the Best!," following three pre-teen girls in 1980s Stockholm who start a punk band, has been selected as the closing night film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, running January 22 through February 2. Watch the trailer below.
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'We Are the Best!'
'We Are the Best!'

Lukas Moodysson's hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age film "We Are the Best!," following three pre-teen girls in 1980s Stockholm who start a punk band, has been selected as the closing night film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, running January 22 through February 2.

The film is based on Moodysson's wife's graphic novel, and has played Venice, Toronto and AFI FEST, to name a few. Here's the official synopsis:

Bobo, Klara en Hedvig decide to form a punk band in the early eighties to air their grievances against society, with meaningful songtitles like Brezhnev and Reagan, Fuck Off!. Moodysson portrays the turbulent punk era with lots of humor and energy. People of all ages can identify with these girls, who insist on not being a girl band, connected by their insecurities, embarrassing parents, unrequited love and feeling left out.

This article is related to: Festivals, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lukas Moodysson, Lukas Moodysson


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.