Swedish Vampires

A coming-of-age vampire love story set in a snowy Stockholm suburb circa 1982, 'Let The Right One In' (directed by Tomas Alfredson, 2008) is one of the finest contemporary films I've seen in ages. If you haven't seen it already, I envy you the experience. There is plenty of bloodsucking, but the director stays tuned to the more subtle and brutal forms of emotional violence, establishing compelling characters and intricate relationships.

The Swedish winter landscapes are exquisite and chilling; almost makes me appreciate our endless Canadian winter. Click here to watch a clip.