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WATCH: New Clip and Trailer for Lukas Moodysson's Punk Band Comedy 'We Are The Best!'

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood April 8, 2014 at 3:30PM

A new trailer has arrived for Lukas Moodysson's wonderful 1982-set coming-of-age comedy "We Are the Best!," following three pre-teen girls' attempts to start up a punk band. While Moodysson has been nothing if not experimental with tone, subject and setting in his recent films, "We Are the Best!" recalls the offbeat humor and heart of "Show Me Love" and "Together."
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'We Are The Best!'
'We Are The Best!'

A new trailer has arrived for Lukas Moodysson's wonderful 1982-set coming-of-age comedy "We Are the Best!," following three pre-teen girls' attempts to start up a punk band. While Moodysson has been nothing if not experimental with tone, subject and setting in his recent films, "We Are the Best!" recalls the offbeat humor and heart of his earlier films "Show Me Love" and "Together."

This warm and witty festival darling has been picking up buzz since premiering at the 2013 Reykjavik Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, before going on to Venice and Toronto. Check out a new international clip below as well.

The film hits select cities May 30 via Magnolia Pictures.

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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.