If you’re going to be in or around the Los Angeles area next week, June 20 and June 21 to be precise, I highly suggest you hightail it over to the Los Angeles Film Festival and check out Let the Right One In. Why? Well, for starters, it was the winning film at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival for best picture. Also, Hollywood is set to rehash this Swedish gem, so it’s bound to be a gigantic cluster fuck once that happens.
Directed by Tomas Alfredson, written by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and starring Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In tells the story of Oskar, a lonely 12-year-old from a broken home who indulges in revenge fantasies against his bullying classmates. When he meets Eli, a girl his own age living next door, he is so thrilled to have a friend that it takes him some time to notice her more unusual, unsettling qualities, such as her only appearing at night. Undead much? Unfolding over a stark winter in a working-class suburb of Stockholm, the film is in many ways a coming of age story.
The good folks over at Screamfest are hosting the first showing June 20, which takes place @ AMC Avco Center @ 10:30 pm. If you can’t make it to that one, though, you have another chance for redemption with a showing on June 21 @ 10:00 pm @ the Landmark.
Click here for ticket info.