“At once a devastating, curiously uplifting inhuman drama and a superbly crafted genre exercise, Let The Right One In can stand toe-to-toe with Spirit Of The Beehive, Pan’s Labyrinth or Orphee. See it.” – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
A lonely 12-year old boy, Oskar, befriends a mysterious 12-year-old girl, Eli, after she moves in next door. Pale and serious, Eli’s arrival coincides with a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. As their innocent friendship blossoms, Oskar learns that Eli is the vampire responsible for them and their loyalties to one another are put to the test as Oskar faces his darkest hour while Eli must consider relocating in order to continue living. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection, and loyalty into a film that is at once disturbing and dark yet poetic and tender. This tableau of adolescence from Sweden won numerous awards and topped several best of lists in 2008.
Sweden, 2008, 114 min, 35mm, Dir. Tomas Alfredson, Rated R, Swedish with English subtitles, Magnolia Pictures