In appears that Sweden was housing their own version of a July/Mills creative type couple in the Moodyssons. While Lukas Moodysson needs no introduction (his string of A-quality indie features commencing with Show Me Love and ending with A Hole in My Heart flustered a few and pretty much placed him at the top of Sweden’s new wave prestige) — but his wife named Coco (see her voodoo doll obsession with The Cure below), is a graphic artist clearly inspired by some biographical elements of her own. THR reports that the hubby will adapt graphic novel “Never Goodnight” – which will go by the title of VI ÄR BÄST! with filming set for sometime this fall. Longtime producer Lars Jönsson (most recent creds are Lars von Trier’s last pair and Moodysson’s last two in experimental B&W film Container, the worldly, family drama infidelity issue-related misfire Mammoth – (starring Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal) which I saw while sipping on a brewsky in a repertoire theatre in Hamburg several months after its Berlin Film Festival premiere.
Gist: Based on the graphic novel Never Goodnight, VI ÄR BÄST! is set in Stockholm in 1982 and focuses on three girls, aged 12 and 13, who roam the city streets and who decide to form a punk band.
Worth Noting: Memfis Film have produced all of Moodysson’s seven (now eight) feature films.
Do We Care?: As pointed out in the THR report, the filmmaker intends the film to be closer in spirit to that of his more hopeful films Together and Show Me Love — both solid, contempo Fjord portraits in my books. We look forward to the film’s soundtrack line-up.