We Are The Best! - NOT LIKE US? - NFTS15

We Are The Best! - NOT LIKE US? - NFTS

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  • Tue 21 Sep
  • 96 minutes
  • Director: Lukas Moodysson
  • Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
  • Sweden (2013)


We Are The Best! (Vi är bäst!) is about three teens in 1980s Stockholm who are adamant on proving punk isn’t dead. Based on Coco Moodysson's biographical graphic novel, Never Goodnight, the film follows friends Bobo (Mira Barkhammar), and Klara (Mira Grosin) as they plot to start a band, despite neither of them playing instruments. They rope in shy classical guitarist Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne) to join them, as the trio goes on to navigate the male-dominated music scene, chaotic home lives, and the aches of being a teenager.

From emotionally charged bickering to carefree dancing around to albums in their bedroom: these actors capture the soul of having an ambitious rebel spirit, finding fuel in embracing being different, but also reveling in the joyful chaos of their friendship.

Season Title: Not Like Us? A selection of films drawn from the vibrant cinematic representation of female misfits on screen, exploring questions around identity, conformity, and community. In partnership with The National Film and Television School and The Genesis.

Curator: Elle Haywood, MA Student in Film Studies, Programming, and Curation at the NFTS.