If I hadn't already been a fan of young Swedish director Moodysson after seeing his first two features – the incredibly sympathetic and uplifting Show Me Love and Together – I wonder if I would have so readily believed that his brutal third film Lilya 4-Ever has a heart. The eponymous heroine (Oksana Akinshina) is a 16-year-old girl living in… read more!
Movies Directed by Lukas Moodysson (in alphabetical order)
The young director of the Swedish sleeper hit Show Me Love returns with an even better followup, a charming slice-of-life portrait of a 1975 leftist commune and the various well-meaning kooks that populate it. You know there's some justice in the world (or at least in Sweden) when something like this can outgross The Grinch in its home country six… read more!
We Are the Best!
I hate to sound reactionary, but I am so happy to see Swedish director Lukas Moodysson return to his upbeat beginnings, after several years making serious, unpleasant movies (Lilya 4-Ever, A Hole in My Heart, and Mammoth are all major downers; I missed the experimental Container). We Are the Best!, based on Moodysson's wife Coco's comic book, concerns three 7th… read more!