Ice Dragon

screens: 
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 13:00
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St
tickets: 
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Martin Högdahl
length: 
77min
year: 
2012
country: 
Sweden

Original title: Isdraken

Eleven-year-old Mik is learning as much as he can about whales, and loves rock music. He lives with his older brother Tony and unemployed alcoholic dad in the suburbs of Stockholm. One day, things take a turn for the worse and Mik is forced by the youth welfare office to go and live with his aunt Lena in a remote village in the north of Sweden. His world collapses, until he befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love with the fearless and assertive Pi, helps his friends build a snowmobile, and eventually finds his way home. 

Rated PG -  course language. / Recommended for ages 10+
In Swedish with English subtitles

“A gritty piece of young-adult fiction segues into colorful action-adventure territory. The tale of a lonely Stockholm lad who must rely on his inner resources -- and new friends -- when he falls into the grips of Swedish social services, this is modest but entertaining, family-friendly fare” – Variety

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