Friday, December 20, 2013

You The Living

Have you ever wondered what it's like living in Scandinavia? Watch this film. Eugène Ionesco meets Ingmar Bergman meets Edward Hopper. What dreams do we have, what worries do we have? It's maybe not quite the masterpiece as Roy Andersson's previous film, Songs From The Second Floor, but it's still a great film. Mostly static camera, with carefully composed images in grey colour tones, often with a door or a window in the background. Arty movies often have arty dialogue, things normal people would never say. This film is different. It's still arty, but only visually. The dialogues are very simple, anti intellectual, kind of every day exchanges. The ending, as it should be, is haunting.


  1. Have you seen his ads for tv? As good as the "Songs from..." and this one. And similar to "World of Glory". One of the best short movies I've seen.
    Also "En kärlekshistoria" is wonderful.
    Sad nobody knows him.

  2. Haven't seen his commercials, will look for them on youtube! His next film is supposed to come out next year, so that is something to look forward to.