From Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.
Lukas Moodysson was born in 1969 in the south of Sweden. He graduated from Dramatiska Institutet, where he made a number of short films before he started working with Memfis Film. The short film Talk was followed in 1998 by his feature debut Fucking Åmål (aka Show me Love) that went on to worldwide distribution and picked up several awards and nominations. Other of his works includes Together, a box-office hit in a number of countries that established Moodysson on the international filmmaking scene. Moodysson also directed Lilya 4-ever that premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and received many awards. A Hole in My Heart created a stir when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival while Container and Mammoth premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.Lukas Moodysson was also co-writer with Peter Birro of the award-winning Swedish TV series The New Country (2000). Moodysson made the documentary Terrorists with Stefan Jarl in 2003.