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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #99. Lukas Moodysson’s We Are The Best!

We Are The Best!

Director/Writer: Lukas Moodysson
Producer(s): Memfis Film’s Lars Jönsson
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne in the main roles as Bobo, Klara and Hedvig with supporting cast includes: David Dencik, Johan Liljemark, Anna Rydgren and Mattias Wiberg.

We qualify 2013 as a definite “it” year for output of auteur-driven graphic novel adaptations and first on our countdown we find this Swedish item (expect a more fitting international title). Most recently known for his lesser items such as the experimental Container and existentialism inside a world romance in Mammoth, this adaptation, Moodysson’s 7th feature film could be considered a throwback, yet nifty counter-film when measured up against his more nihilistic beginnings in Fucking Åmål, Lilya 4-ever, and the fierce, A Hole in My Heart. If Moodysson manages to add a punk/alternative soundtrack, then this coming-of-ager should be sought out.

Gist: Based on his wife’s graphic novel, VI ÄR BÄST! is about Bobo, Klara and Hedvig. Three 12-13-year-old girls who roam the streets. Who are brave and tough and strong and weak and confused and weird. Who have to take care of themselves way too early. Who heat fish fingers in the toaster when mom is at the pub. Who start a punk band without any instruments, even though everybody says that punk is dead.

Release Date: Currently filming in Sweden’s capitol city of Stockholm, this is expected to received a Fall release in the Scandi countries, making this an ideal film for showcase fests such as Locarno or TIFF ’13.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).


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