Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Dec 2013
Con: nothing sucks like being a child. Pro: nothing is as awesome as being a child. We Are The Best! speaks the passionate language of young blood with immersive dexterity, plunging the audience into a world where PE lessons are deemed horrendous enough to inspire lyrical revenge. 'Hate the sport! Hate the sport' goes the chorus to a track by Bobo and Klara, set to be performed by their newly formed punk band. These apple-cheeked 12-year-olds soon recruit loner Hedwig, and then concoct a plan to take over Stockholm.
Swedish director Lukas Moodysson lets every scene unfold with tender appreciation for his young protagonists. Food fights, first crushes and knee-high views on adult problems are given equal weight. The result is a joyful microcosm of an energetic and all too transitory time of life.
All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated