Last time I watched the Swedish film, ‘My Life as a Dog’ was a long time ago…..and I loved it. It is one of those films that always stayed with me.
I watched it again yesterday, and it’s even better than I remember…a charming, bitter/sweet evocation of childhood, set in Sweden during 1958-1959. Exquisitely directed by Lasse Hallstrom based on a novel by Reidar Johnsson.
Due to the terminal illness of their Mother, two brothers are separated and have to live with relatives.
The younger brother finds himself in a small rural village filled with generous hearted eccentrics.
In the village he enjoys a whimsical, unconventional life…..which is quirky, funny and at the same time poignant.
After watching yesterday, I felt totally uplifted and highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys the unusual.
Without any question, this is a place where the Magical Hummingbirds hang out:)