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Based on the bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove), this warmhearted comedy/drama finds Britt-Marie, age 63, suddenly reconsidering her purpose in life after she discovers her husband of 40 years has been cheating on her.
“As a portrait of a woman belatedly learning to live life on her own terms, Britt-Marie Was Here carries itself with an easy charm.” – Thomas Floyd, Washington Post
Accepting a supremely unglamorous job at a ramshackle youth center in the backwater town of Borg, she reluctantly takes on the impossible task of coaching the children’s soccer team to victory. Despite having no experience and no resources, Britt-Marie is invigorated by the team’s infectious energy and, for the first time maybe ever, allows herself to step outside of her comfort zone – and into a potential romance with a charming local police officer. Anchored by an affecting performance from acclaimed Swedish actress Pernilla August (Fanny and Alexander), this sophomore feature from actor-turned-director Tuva Novotny (Blind Spot) is both a tender and droll reminder that it’s never too late for second chances. (Dir. by Tuva Novotny, Sweden, in Swedish/German with English subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Edmonton; Victoria