You, the Living
aka Du levande
First screened in September 2009
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Director: Roy Andersson. Cast: Elisabeth Halender, Jörgen Nohall, Jessika Lundberg, Björn Englund, Birgitta Persson, Rolf Engström, Håkan Angser, Eric Bäckman, Waldemar Nowak, Pär Fredriksson, Gunnar Ivarsson, Kemal Sener, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Patrik Edgren, Jessica Nilsson, Lennart Eriksson, Leif Larsson, Olle Olson. Screenplay: Roy Andersson.

Twitter Capsule: Andersson finds an ideal form for emitting despondency in the most hilarious way. Exquisitely shot and controlled.

VOR:   Doesn't depart much from Andersson's style in Songs, but what a style it is. Turns mordant vignettes into cinematic marvels.

Photo © 2007 Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB,
© 2009 Palisades Tartan

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Chicago Film Festival (2007): Best Director

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