The anarchy of adolescence

The hard-hitting Lilya 4-ever from 2002 was critically much admired, and then Moodysson went off on a tangent with a number of little-seen films. Now we have We Are the Best, about a couple of would-be punk 13-year-olds in Stockholm, in 1982.

Bobo (Barkhammar) regards her single mother and mother’s friends with scepticism as they carouse over birthdays and Christmas, playing spin the bottle, and indulging in middle-of-the-road music. Her best friend is Klara (Grosin) who sports a mohawk and grunge clothing. They do