Enter to win a pair of tickets, good for opening week, for Simon and the Oaks, which opens Oct. 26 at the Landmark Edina Cinema, 3911 W. 50th St.
Based on the international bestselling book by Marianne Fredriksson, the film is an epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952. It is the story of Simon (Bill Skarsgaard), who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany.
Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak’s father Ruben (Jan Josef Leifers), which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background.
The film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
To win a pair of tickets, send an e-mail (put “Simon and the Oaks” in the subject line) with your name and phone number to: community [at] ajwnews.com. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Below is the trailer for the film:
Saw this in CA. It is an outstanding movie. I highly recommend it. Etta Fay Orkin