The Guitar Mongoloid
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Agnes and Elin are teenagers from Åmål, a small town they both despise. Agnes is a sensitive and quiet girl in love with the popular Elin. Popularity, however, means little to Elin. She is restless and bored all the time. When she ends up at Agnes’s birthday party and kisses her for a bet, it sets in motion a series of events in which Elin has to grapple her self-image. A contemporary story dealing with funny and painful aspects of growing up, the pleasure and suffering of first love, and the courage to be different. The acclaimed Swedish director Lukas Moodysson is known for his socially engaged films (Lilya 4-ever, A Whole in My Heart, We Are the Best). Show Me Love was a festival success, winning the Special Prize of the Jury and Audience Award in Karlovy Vary, as well as the Teddy Award in Berlin.
Born in 1969. Director, screenwriter and author. He is best known for his socially engaged works Lilya 4-ever (2002) and A Whole in My Heart (2004), as well as romantic drama Mammoth (2009). His latest film is a musical coming-of-age drama, We Are the Best! (2013), based on the comic created by his wife, Coco Moodysson.