An 11-year-old Swedish boy daydreams of someday meeting his father, a Greek fisherman with whom his mother had a fling while on vacation and never told of her pregnancy. He calls himself Tsatsiki, the name of a common Greek yoghurt salad, and tries to teach himself Greek. His single mother sings in an unsuccessful rock band and has an on-again-off-again relationship with one of the guitarists. One day Tsatsiki meets a young cop who needs a place to stay and ends up renting a room in the house. Very sweet and funny in the spirit of "My Life as a Dog," the film has lots of lovely touches: how our heroes deal with the schoolyard bully, Tsatsiki's growing mutual interest with a cute female classmate, and the climactic return to Greece (the shooting moves from dark but shiny Stockholm to sunny Crete) to locate and meet his father. Utterly delightful.
This report prepared by David Loftus