A Man Called Ove is out now, and audiences are loving this tale of a grumpy older man (played by Rolf Lassgård) who is totally committed to his curmudgeonly way of life.
The film is based on 2012 novel by the Swedish author Frederik Backman and by all accounts its a sterling adaptation from director Hannes Holm, who also adapted the story for the screen.
Here’s the synopsis: Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.
To celebrate the release of the film, we’ve got copies of Backman’s book to give away. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is check out the simple question below and fill in your answer and details.
A Man Called Ove is playing now at the IFI. Tickets and info here.
Which actor plays the lead character of Ove?
Jack NicholsonJack LemmonRolf Lassgård
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This competition is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and closes on the 13th of July 2017. Winners will be notified by email. Terms and conditions apply.
16.10 | 20.40
ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME JULY 2019: PROG 2
NEVER LOOK AWAY
14.00 | 18.15 (Film Club)
THE DEAD DON’T DIE
13.40 | 16.00 | 18.30 | 20.50
VITA AND VIRGINIA
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council