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Fucking Åmål - Expat Cinema Rotterdam

Reissue of the heart-warming Swedish classic from 1998. There is not much to do in the boring Swedish provincial town of Åmål. Gloomy teenager Agnes (Rebecca Liljeberg) has recently moved there and doesn't fit in. She is secretly in love with Elin (Alexandra Dahlström), the most popular girl at school, but she has nowhere to turn to with her feelings. Agnes' world collapses when Elin humiliates her at her 16th birthday party. But Elin, who is fascinated by Agnes' courage, later regrets her actions. The two slowly grow closer.

This feature debut by Lukas Moodysson was praised by critics worldwide. Online magazine Autostraddle placed the film at number one in their list of the best lesbian films, specially curated for lesbian, bisexual and queer women. In Åmål itself, the reception was initially cautious, for fear of possible damage to the city's reputation. However, with the annual Fucking Åmål Pop Festival, the local community has now embraced the film.

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Sun 21 Jul 19:00 LantarenVenster Buy tickets
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