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A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)
Nominated for two Academy Awards earlier this year including Best Film In A Foreign Language, writer-director Hannes Holm's comedy drama taps into timely themes of immigration and cultural integration through the eyes of 59-year-old widower Ove Lindahl (Rolf Lassgard). He lost his wife to cancer six months ago and after more than 40 years of loyal service, his employers seems to be pushing him towards retirement at frightening speed. Seemingly alone in the world, Ove grows resentful of friends and neighbours and decides to take his own life. During one suicide attempt, he is interrupted by an Iranian immigrant called Parvaneh (Bahar Pars), who has just moved into a house across the street with her Swedish husband Patrick (Tobias Almborg) and their two daughters, Sepideh (Nelly Jamarani) and Nasanin (Zozan Akgun). At his lowest ebb, Ove forms an unlikely friendship with Parvaneh and agrees to teach her how to drive. He shares memories of the past, which allow him to confront his demons and rebuild bridges to people in the community.