Directed by Lukas Moodysson • 2013 • Sweden, Denmark
Starring Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
Punk is alive and well in this exuberant ode to nonconformity from Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara (Mira Grosin) and her best friend Bobo (Mira Barkhammar) are thirteen-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments—or discernible musical talent—the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, eventually recruiting their shy, classical-guitarist schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne). With tender affection for its young misfits, WE ARE THE BEST! paints a joyous and sharply observed portrait of growing up different and fighting the system one shambolic, three-chord anthem at a time.