Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Following his feature début SHOW ME LOVE (playing next month), Moodysson trains his keen eye for observation on a Swedish commune. 1975: Fleeing her abusive husband, suburban housewife Elisabeth and her two children pack their bags and turn to her brother Göran for sanctuary. He’s cool, but the other members of the ‘Together’ commune are unsure of these bourgeois new arrivals. Will the newcomers engage in the political discussions around the dinner table? How do they feel about free love, vegetarianism and red wine? The collision of these two worlds sets off a chain reaction that will change all their lives. Moodysson’s assured, often comic script and dialogue are given great support from a superb ensemble cast, whilst the seventies are captured perfectly through spot-on set and costume design and a soundtrack that sports select seventies Swedish pop (including the obligatory ABBA tune). Highly enjoyable, fondly familiar, and warmly recommended. + short: Je t’aime John Wayne (U) (Dir Toby MacDonald UK 2001, 10 mins) A comic, multiple award-winning black & white hommage to the Nouvelle Vague in which a Jean-Paul Belmondo obsessed lad searches London for the girl

85 minutes

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