Welcome to another minisode of The Shelf – Dork Shelf’s official podcast.
On this episode we have an in-depth chat with Swedish filmmaker Hannes Holm, director of A Man Called Ove, which opens in Toronto today, February 17th.
Based on Fredrik Backman’s much loved novel of the same name, A Man Called Ove tells the story of Ove, a grouchy widower with nothing better to do than spy on his neighbours. Things change however when new family moves in across the street and Ove strikes up an unlikely friendship. The film version, directed by Holm, is nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film.
Our own Jason Gorber spoke with Holm about the film, the state of the Swedish film industry, why you shouldn’t work with kids and animals, whether he’s a Saab guy or a Volvo guy, and more.
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