YOU, THE LIVING, 2007.''Courtesy Coproduction Office''
Hour: 7PM

ORIGINAL TITLE
Du levande
2007

DIRECTOR
Roy Andersson

SCREENPLAY
Roy Andersson

PRODUCTION
Pernilla Sandström

CAST
Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund, Jessika Lundberg

DURATION
95 minutes

COUNTRY
Sweden

DCP
Original Swedish version with Italian subtitles

PLOT
Writer\director Roy Andersson combines understatement to create comedy with an off-key emotional pitch, and a visual clarity that suggests Matisse. His 2007 film is a series of vignettes that play like absurdist melodrama, comedy with an inner life and a stark, simple staging. Though the film is a group of episodes, You, the living, builds to a satisfying climax. “I love this films. They make me laugh, and think. But they are also art”, Iñárritu says. “It’s a film of such stunning visual power that it could hang in a museum. An impressionist painting. I still don’t understand how some of the lighting was achieved”.