Introduced by Andersson
Friday, September 11, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
Visiting One’s Son
1967. Sweden. Directed by Roy Andersson. With Maud Backéus, Lars Karlsteen, Kajsa Wilund, Peter Egge. Over the course of a meal, the father of two adult children has an increasingly difficult time keeping his opinions to himself and hiding his disapproval of his son’s lifestyle—not to mention his mustache! In Swedish; English subtitles. 9 min.
To Fetch a Bike
1968. Sweden. Directed by Roy Andersson. With Pierre Bené, Monica Lööf. Even in this early short, Andersson proved to be a master at portraying the drama of the quotidian. A minimalistic study of waking up on the wrong side of the bed, To Fetch a Bike shows two young lovers getting ready for a new day. Before the boyfriend can head to work, he must first fetch his bike from the attic with the help of his genuinely grumpy, monosyllabic girlfriend. In Swedish; English subtitles. 17 min.
Saturday October 5
1969. Sweden. Directed by Roy Andersson. With Rose Lagercrantz, Bernt Hedberg. Andersson captures the essence of an easy-breezy weekend shared by two working-class lovers. Bernt meets his sweet-as-pie girlfriend, Marianne, as she finishes her shift at the bakery, and takes her to visit friends on the outskirts of town. The girls horse around, the guys prepare the garden for winter, and everyone goes for a brisk walk, leaving poor Marianne in bed with a cold the following day. In Swedish; English subtitles. 48 min.