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Friday, April 03, 2009

Fang-tastic stuff

This morning I caught a screening of Let The Right One In, which I had been looking forward to for donkeys. It didn't disappoint and is sure to be at or near the top of every critic's top 10 list for 2009. Think Twilight done by Bergman, re-cut by Guillermo del Toro and you get some sense of how unusual - and special - this movie is.

A bullied 12 year old boy in early 1980s Sweden befriends a 12 year old ("more or less") vampire that moves into his building. That's all you need to know because from that the quietest, stillest, most visually-stunning vampire love story you've ever seen unfolds. Despite its eerie calm, it also manages to be totally gripping and utterly haunting.

This probably won't have them queuing around the blocks when it opens next Friday, but this is one to be very excited about (the inevitable Hollywood remake is due next year, to be helmed by Cloverfield maestro Matt Reeves).

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