Films By Roy Andersson

A black and white 1960s urban drama about the day a young Swedish man spends with his girlfriend, and anxiety's intrusion upon it. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1969 ... Read more
This AIDS-awareness film was deemed too dark for distribution in 1991; its pitch-black vignettes are hypnotising and poetic. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1987 ... Read more
This should be seen as a fragment of a larger, uncompleted project meant to contribute to the AIDS debate. Begun in'86 and called off in '87, the National Board of Health and Welfare of Sweden, having commissioned the film, can-ceiled production because it felt that certain scenes were too strong and that the film would present the intended younger audience with an overly depressing view of the wo... Read more
Co-winner of the Jury prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival (sharing the prize with Blackboards, also showing at MIFF), Songs From the Second Floor is an alarmingly funny and bold film. ... 'Songs From the Second Floor, directed by Sweden's Roy Andersson, is the most provocative of this year's Cannes films, and also the funniest. The film is audacious, offensive, original and surrealistic. It ... Read more
Beautiful black and white photography captures a brief moment with a young couple almost paralysed by ennui. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 16mm/1968 ... Read more
The casual cruelty of parenthood meets with the nonchalance of youth. This is Andresson at work in the social milieu in which he excels. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 16mm/1967 ... Read more
This bleak social criticism is an expression of European shame over the Holocaust. It contains one of cinema's most provocative images. ... Not in competition ... --- D/P/S Roy Andersson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/1991 ... Read more
“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 Andersson In You, the Living - a gentler companion piece to his 2000 Cannes prize-winner, Songs From the Second Floor - Roy Andersson p... Read more
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