Angelika New York: Let the Right One In

October 24, 2008

Let the right one in

Unless you’ve been living in a cave (or a coffin), you’re well aware that Vampires are everywhere. Twilight (coming to the big screen next month) and True Blood (HBO’s new hit) are gaining a lot of attention. Not to be outdone, we at the Angelika have our own vampire!
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, from Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, opens tonight at the Angelika Film Center New York (synopsis below). Come out to the Angelika tonight, grab some popcorn and bring your garlic salt…


Swedish director Tomas Alfredson brings the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist to life in LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Per Ragnar and Mikael Rahm (AS IT IS IN HEAVEN) star in this exploration of adolescent friendship, love and rejection. Oskar (Kare Hedebrant), a misfit 12-year old frequently beaten by bullies, fantasizes about revenge until a mysterious, young girl moves in next door (Lina Leandersson).
Oskarâ??s new friend teaches him to stand up to his aggressors, but as a host of unexplained deaths shock the town, he begins to wonder just how much she is capable of.