Thursday, November 06, 2008

Film School: Tomas Alfredson on LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

(I'm excited about this film and I hope it will be screened in Lexington)

Tomas Alfredson on LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Film School (KUCI)
Hosts: Nathan Callahan and Mike Kaspar

An interview with TOMAS ALFREDSON director of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - arguably one of the finest vampire films ever made. A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy's wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn't seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli's arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree, another frozen in the lake, a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator – and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn't take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence. The feature is based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

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