Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, January 23, 2009

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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  • Film

(Sweden/2008-directed by Tomas Alfredson)

"Movies about kids have usually concerned either the littlest among us or those working out their differences with adulthood. But this new film – which shares with Stand by Me an appreciation of the 12-year-old state of mind – lurks in a dark, brooding territory, inhabited by people both haunting and terrified: tweens. Let the Right One In is, in the basest of terms, a vampire flick. But it's also a spectacularly moving and elegant movie, and to mentally stuff it into the horror pigeonhole is to overlook what is at this point the best film of the year. From the cool cinematography to the intelligence and subtlety of the script by John Ajvide Lindqvist (adapted from his novel), Let the Right One In executes all the right moves technically, and another director might be able to emulate that. Capturing its considerable soul is another thing. The horror aspects toy with the audience's existing vampire knowledge… unkindness is evil, and overstatement a sin, in Let the Right One In.”  -John Anderson, The Washington Post 

In Swedish with English subtitles. (114 min.)

“Terrific and spectacularly assured. One of the real finds of 2008.” –Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune