Britt-Marie Was Here
AroView: Dry Swedish comedy about a stoic 63 year old woman who escapes her 40 year old marriage and starts over as a soccer coach. A subtly affecting performance from lead actress Pernilla August elevates this undemanding story of three-quarter life crisis.
“Britt-Marie Was Here is based on a novel by Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove), whose themes often include cranky people who isolate themselves and community sports that bring people together. Thankfully, he and director Tuva Novotny keep the characters astringent and his tone wry, so it never gets cuddly or cloying.” ~ RogerEbert.com.