General · 6th October 2014
On Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:45, Quadra Community Centre, Friday Flicks presents WeAre The Best!
This ebullient and observant portrait of DIY spirit and being different is an adaptation of a graphic novel about three young misfits growing up in early ‘80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Without instruments – or discernible musical talent – the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedvig as the third wheel. Story and character are wrought with tender affection for the young characters and the era.
We Are the Best! received critical acclaim; “Sweet, empathetic, and shot through with a palpable joy, We Are the Best! offers a tender tribute to the bittersweet tumult of adolescence. (Rotten Tomatoes)