Lukas Moodysson scores a crowd-pleaser after a few years in the wilderness with this return to the tender, bittersweet nostalgia of the rep-making Together (2000).
Centred on the iron bond between three teen girls (Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne) who form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm, We Are The Best! sees Moodysson’s terrific way with young performers again on display.
This is a refreshingly bullshit-free look at life as a 13-year-old misfit, with all the volcanic and silly passions that emerge. And yes, it sails through the Bechdel test.