keswick film festival

Play (NC)

2011, Sweden, 118 mins, Ruben Östlund

Showing Fri 22 February, 6pm

Play (NC)

This production ended on 22/02/2013


Location: Alhambra

An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence. Play is elegantly shot - entirely filmed in static shots using a Red 4K camera - and while languid at times, it is punctuated by unlikely moments of humour. An award winner at Festivals from Tokyo to Tromso

‘Ruben Ostlund remains a challenging and thoughtful filmmaker and the film offers plenty of food for thought.’ ScreenDaily

Thanks to Soda Pictures

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