• You, the Living

    2007. Sweden/Germany/France/ Denmark/Norway. Roy Andersson. 93 min.

Monday, September 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • You, the Living

    2007. Sweden/Germany/France/ Denmark/Norway. Directed by Roy Andersson. With Jessika Lundberg, Elisabeth Helander, Björn Englund, Leif Larsson. The soft oompahs of the tuba (in a score composed by Benny Andersson of ABBA) provide the perfect background music for the numb, maladroit characters in You, the Living, as if to soothe their quiet despair. One woman claims that no one understands her to the muffled protests of her lover and her mother, while a young groupie is in constant search for her boyfriend at a bar that’s seemingly always about to close. As in Andersson’s short films and Songs from the Second Floor, references to human catastrophe and horrible wrongdoings abound; look out for the tablecloth trick that goes terribly awry! In Swedish; English subtitles. 93 min.

In the Film exhibition Filmmaker in Focus: Roy Andersson

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