You, The Living

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(out of 5)

Original title:  Du Levande


Another collection of wry vignettes from Roy Andersson, director of the arthouse hit Songs From The Second Floor. Once again there are a number of witty observances of human behavior in meticulously controlled situations, this time not quite as surreal as in the previous film but still reaching a poetic extreme that qualifies them as beyond the grasp of everyday reality. Most are incredibly funny, some are poignant, all of them are perfectly performed and directed with incredible precision by the filmmaker.


4 1/2 Film, Arte France Cinéma, Canal+, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Norsk Filmfond, Posthus Teatret, Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB, Spillefilmkompaniet 4 1/2, Studio 24, Style Jam, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sveriges Television, Thermidor Filmproduktion, WDR/Arte

Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway/Japan, 2007

Directed by

Screenplay by Roy Andersson

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Film Editing by

European Film Awards 2007.  

Toronto International Film Festival 2007

 

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