Keswick Film Festival

Friday 26th February 9:45 PM - Theatre By The Lake

(De Offrivilliga)

Director: Ruben Östlund Country: Sweden
Cert: TBC Year: 2008 Length: 98 mins
2010 Festival

Audience Reaction

Score: 23.84% Attendance: 73


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Five story strands that at first seem like individual vignettes gradually knit together in this witty, stylish ensemble-piece by a first-time director. It's a multiple award-winner on the festival circuit. Group dynamics, the overstepping of taboos and the terrible consequences of avoiding losing face – these cohere cleverly in a cinematically sophisticated whole. 'Offbeat lensing style and quirky humour...the perfomances, by a mixture of non-pros and little-known thesps, are impressively naturalistic and spontaneous. Ostlund has a knack for comedy.' (Leslie Felperin, Variety)

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