Help! This evening I am meeting my pals from our local film club to decide which seven movies we will be screening this autumn. Are there any movies you have seen in the last 12 months that would bring delight to the southern suburbs of Stockholm?
Almost anything goes, but our mission is to screen stuff that won’t get much of an airing at the local multiplex. I would be particularly keen to hear about some good comedies.
Our cinephiles do tend to like glum films. The five most popular screenings in the last two years were:
I, Daniel Blake, Das schweigende Klassenzimmer, Human Flow, Insyriated and Utøya.
All fine films but not many laughs. That last one, a reconstruction of the Norwegian massacre is a particularly grim evening at the cinema.
Some of my personal favourites from recent years were Happy as Lazzaro, Roma, On Body and Soul, Paterson and Le Sens de la Fete.
All suggestions gratefully received!