A lot has been already said in the name of our merry little community, so I'll just speak for myself.
Personally, Låt den rätte komma in
(I'll further refer to it as LTROI
, which has become the standard abbreviation on this board) means a lot to me. It's not simply a matter of "liking", but moreover a matter of emotional absorption. I've seen it once on a local film festival in 2008, but back then, it didn't leave a lasting impression with me, since the festival audience was horrible and killed the experience with permanent chatter and heckling. When the film came out on DVD last summer, I was in a phase of mental overload and emotional distress that left me in a torpor somewhere in between medication and total indifference. One day I went to my local video store, looking for mere escapism, found LTROI
, remembered vaguely having seen it in the cinema, bought it. What can I say? After the first session, I was just gobsmacked. I couldn't get it out of my head. I had to watch it again, and each time, it dragged me in even more. LTROI
was like a proverbial wake-up call, reminding me that I was neither dead nor stunned or whatever, but in fact damn alive, and eventually, it prompted me to get my ass in gear again.
I'm not a fan of announcing and empirically listing "favourites" whatsoever. There are no "top tens" in my life, only things I feel emotionally attached to and things I don't. However, I can safely say that of all the things I ever experienced in the recent years, LTROI
left one of the strongest impressions on me, not merely as a film, but as a part of my life. And as such, it deserves a firm place of honour in both my shelf and my ticker
Again, thank you. Not simply for making this film, but for pouring your lifeblood into it, hence helping give a soul to something that might otherwise have been just another motion picture. All the same goes, of course, to your crew, that eagerly took their part in building this masterpiece from the ground up.