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7:30pm International Film Series: A Man Called Ove
October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
There is no charge, but donations are welcomed and gratefully accepted to help raise funds for UNA’s Adopt-a-Future campaign in cooperation with UNHCR to build classrooms in refugee camps in Kenya.
Please check the calendar for upcoming films.
In case you missed our movie night, or you have some suggestions for good movies, you can view a list of all movies we have shown so far: UNA IH Int films 1997 through Nov. 2017
October 5, 2018 A Man Called Ove (2015, Sweden, directed by Hannes Holm, 116 min.)
This drama/comedy tells the story of a grumpy 59-year old widower, Ove Lindahl (Rolf Lassgård) whose life is brightened by forces beyond his control. When we first meet him, his daily routine of bringing flowers to his wife’s grave and enforcing rules in his home owners association of which he is no longer in charge, are hardly satisfying and lead him to contemplate ending his life. He attempts suicide several times (providing flashbacks that illustrate past events that caused him to be the curmudgeon he became), but on each occasion he is interrupted and becomes involved with others in the community, showing some warmth and selflessness on his part that surprises him most of all. An unexpected friendship develops with new neighbors, particularly with Iranian immigrant Parvaneh (Bahar Pars) whom he comes to regard as a daughter. Even a stray cat plays a part in Ove’s friendlier participation in his neighborhood. First impressions can be unreliable – and life is more enjoyable when shared.(#435)