Outcast tween girls in 1980s Stockholm form a band and flip the bird to everyone who tells them punk is dead — and it’s a Lukas Moodysson film? The director is perhaps best known for his devastating, challenging stories — I don’t think I’ve recovered from Lilya 4-Ever — but he shows his softer side with this adaptation of his wife Coco’s graphic novel Never Goodnight.
We Are the Best! isn’t a brutal tale of human trafficking and isolation like Lilya, but Moodysson is still a master at revealing the inner lives of others — in this case, the alienation that rebellious girls Bobo, Klara and Hedwig feel as they try to find their place at school, at home and with each other.
There’s no American release date planned for the film just yet, but the DIY aesthetic of the film’s poster is fun, and the trailer will give any riot grrl or third-wave feminist the warm fuzzies.
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