A Man Called Ove ★★★★

A film about a grumpy, lonely old man who slowly learns to accept his situation in life could have been a horribly sentimental, syrupy mess. Instead, this film is shot through with dark humour, and the gradual reveal of Ove's back story helps you to understand how he ended up the way he did.

There are some lovely set pieces, with a great supporting cast, particularly Bahar Pars, who plays an Iranian neighbour.