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Lukas Moodysson's Show Me Love aka Fucking Åmål (1998)

One of the best teen films of the 1990s, newly remastered.

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Lukas Moodysson's Show Me Love aka Fucking Åmål (1998)

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Jan 15, 8:00 PM

2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA

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Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

1998, 89m, Sweden, DCP

2K restoration by the Swedish Film Institute, approved by director Lukas Moodysson and cinematographer Ulf Brantås

Courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

We are thrilled to kick off 2023 with one of the best teen films of the ‘90s, newly remastered. In small-town Åmål, shy high school student Agnes has a crush on impulsive popular blonde Elin, who would seem to be out of her league. But on Agnes’s birthday, a series of furtive encounters between the two girls leads to an unexpected romance. The debut feature of 28-year-old Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (Lilja-4-Ever), Fucking Åmål was widely hailed for its authentic portrayal of teen relationships on film, not least for its positive and nuanced look at queer coming-of-age, with infectious naturalistic performances from then-newcomers Rebecca Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlström. Set to a brilliant Euro-house and alternative rock soundtrack—and counting none other than Ingmar Bergman among its admirers—the film remains as fresh today as it did over twenty years ago. In Swedish with English subtitles.

Special thanks to Bret Berg (AGFA) and Greg Sheppard.

“A young master's first masterpiece.” -Ingmar Bergman

“The biggest treat of a movie.” -Jane Schoenbrun

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