A Man Called Ove

Film Synopsis

Ove is a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbour from hell.” However, behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heart-warming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

Short Film

Pigeonhole by Lim Mei Fong

Mdm Chua and Ah Hong live together in a one-room rental flat. Despite getting along well initially, their relationship turns sour when Mdm Chua confronted Ah Hong one night as she assumed that Ah Hong has meddled with the television. As the pair becomes more open about the issues they have with each other behind the other’s back, Ah Hong eventually finds another flat to move into with the help of a cleaner, leaving Mdm Chua alone in the end.

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  • Runtime 116 mins
  • Language    Swedish & Persian
  • Subtitle English
  • Genre Comedy-Drama
  • Rating NC16

Directed By

Hannes Holm


Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

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Panel Talk

Singapore’s population is ageing. By 2035, it was estimated that around 32 percent of Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above. Often forgotten and left behind by the ever changing world, the elderly face a harrowing disconnection from the world around them.

“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” Boundless with their wisdom and rich with experience, the elderly actually have much to teach us about what it means to truly live. How then do we reconnect the elderly to our developing world?

In this panel discussion, together with our experienced speakers in this field, we will explore the lessons about happiness that the elderly can teach us and how we can reach out to the elderly.