THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED
Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
Knocking out better known films like “Mr. Turner,” “Concussion,” and the one that I personally thought would be nominated by transforming Johnny Depp into Whitey Bulgar in “Black Mass,” the unknown Swedish comedy “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” found itself nominated in the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category for transforming 50-year-old Carl Gustafsson into the 100-year-old man of the title. Gustafsson plays Allan Karlsson, the old man that escapes out the window and goes on a small adventure of crime. His life is told through a series of flashbacks, explaining why he is the way he is and all the foibles he experiences, so the makeup aspect of the film follows him through all these stories, but most of it goes to the prosthetic makeup that make him the wrinkly old man. With “Bad Grandpa” having been nominated a few years ago for the same exact reason, it comes as no shock that this could get nominated.
What’s its competition? The chances of “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” winning are another story, as films more readily accessible like “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “The Revenant,” which both have 10 or more nominations, will likely have more support than this small foreign language feature that no ones heard of. If even the smallest case were to be made for this film, it would be the fact that it even rallied enough support to get nominated in the first place, which could push it through if the Academy decided to continue rallying. But I really feel like that won’t happen, especially with the amount of makeup and hairstyling that went into the other nominees.
Previous nominations? These are the first Academy Award nominations for Love Larson and Eva von Bahr.
// Produced by Malte Forssell, Felix Herngren, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, and Patrick Nebout //Directed by Felix Herngren //
// Dated Viewed: Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 // AMAZON PRIME // 28 films – 37 days //