A MAN CALLED OVE heading to the USA

The Swedish film adaptation of A Man Called Ove has had its rights acquired by US distribution company Music Box Films.

The film opened in Sweden in December last year and has quickly risen to the top of the box office, having over 1.6 million admissions in the country. The film has also gone on to win several Swedish film awards, including Best Actor for the films lead, Rolf Lassgård.

A Man Called Ove follows the story of Ove, who is a 59 year old grump living in a neighbourhood he was recently deposed as president from. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox, it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.

The film has already been sold to Japan, France, Spain, Greece, Taiwan, Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland, Hungary, Estonia and Korea.

No US release date has been announced as of yet.



Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

Comments (2)

  • Sheila Malkind

    Hello, Cinema Scandinavia:
    We have just paid for Issue 12 of Cinema Scandinavia (I thought we are entitled to one free issue? No?). and am very much interested in the film A MAN CALLED OVE for our 6th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging in San Francisco, scheduled for September 16-18, 2016.
    OVE looks like it would be a great film for us: may I and our reviewers see the film through an online link? And what would the arrangement be if we are interested in screening the film.
    Thank you in advance.
    Sheila Malkind, Director

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