We Are the Best! ★★★★

Punk is not dead, not for three cheeky, optimistic middle school girls in Stockholm Sweden, 1982, who aspire to form the greatest punk band in the world. These young characters are extraordinarily realistic and their unbridled, raucous energy is contagious. As a coming-of-age story, it’s sweet, funny, unpredictable, thematically complex and much lighter than the director’s dark and devastating film Lilya 4-Ever (2002). This one left a smile on my face and the spirit of punk rock buzzing in my brain.