D: Richard Ayoade, GB 2010, 35mm, 94 min, OV with German subtitles
Late puberty world-weariness in Wales during the 1980s.
Oliver is 15, caught between inferiority complex and delusions of grandeur. Growing up causes him as many problems as the grown-ups around him do. His interest in his inscrutable classmate Jordana and a supposed relationship crisis between his parents complicate the situation…
The debut film by director and comedian Richard Ayoade is a quirky coming-of-age epic, set on the windy Welsh coast and accompanied by songs from Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.