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Let The Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Sweden, 2008)

A spectacularly moving and elegant movie, and to dismiss it into genre-hood, to mentally stuff it into the horror pigeonhole, is to overlook a remarkable film.
— Washington Post

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old living in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in the early 1980s falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl who can't stand the sun or food and needs to be invited before she can come into a room. Based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who also wrote the screenplay) Let The Right One In is as much about the pain and joy of first love as it is a skewed take on the vampire genre. It's also one of the best films of recent years. Do not miss.