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We Are The Best! review

Lukas Moodysson scores a crowd-pleaser after a few years in the wilderness with this return to the tender, bittersweet nostalgia of the rep-making Together (2000).

Centred on the iron bond between three teen girls (Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne) who form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm, We Are The Best! sees Moodysson’s terrific way with young performers again on display.

This is a refreshingly bullshit-free look at life as a 13-year-old misfit, with all the volcanic and silly passions that emerge. And yes, it sails through the Bechdel test.

 

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