The concept of “bullying” is all the rage these days, just ask the news, the internet, or that big kid on YouTube. This year’s winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes deals with the concept of bullying on just about every level, from traditional youth rivalries to unforgivable acts of terrorism. The lives of two disintegrating Danish families entwine as they are assaulted with a seemingly endless barrage of unanswerable moral conundrums. At what point do the bullied become the bullies? Is pacifism justified even in the face of pure evil? Are future generations destined to carry on a tradition of violence? Post-film discussions are guaranteed.
In a Better World opens today at the Ritz Five.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.