Director: Roy Andersson
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy AnderssonIn You, the Living - a gentler companion piece to his 2000 Cannes prize-winner, Songs From the Second Floor - Roy Andersson presents a series of precisely framed long-takes rife with awkward encounters, beguiling non sequiturs and very dry Nordic humour.Marginally lighter, even sweeter in tone than Songs, its playful use of music turns You, the Living into a sort of bittersweet ode to the foibles of daily human existence, walking a fine line between derision and sympathy, pessimism and very dim hope.
D/S Roy Andersson P Philippe Bober, Pernilla Sandström WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/92mins