Strong as a Lion

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

This efficient and engaging rites of passage film is suitable for kids and pretty useful to parents too. Fatherless Simon deals with school bully Alex by creating a dreamscape where he's partnered by a protective lion. Alex, however, turns out to be the son of Simon's mum's new man; and, with the sanctuary of his home under threat, Simon goes on the offensive. The kids (Lager and Nord) give strong performances and the attendant issues, around bullying, generational relations and domestic disturbance, are allowed to emerge naturally from the story.

Details

Release details

Duration:
88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Manne Lindwall
Screenwriter:
Mikael Bengtsson, Ola Höglund, Lovisa Löfhagen, Robert Olsson, Niklas Rockstöm, Sara Wadell
Cast:
Lisa Lindgren
Magnus Krepper
Eric Lager
Linus Nord
Ebba Wickman