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You, the Living

Du levande
Director: Roy Andersson

Sweden, Comedy, drama, 2007, 94 min, swedish with english and lithuanian subtitles, T
“You, the Living” is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us. The film breaks with classic narrative structure to tell its story via a mosaic of human destinies.
 
Awards:
 
2007 – Silver Hugo Award for Direction at the Chicago International Film Festival (USA).
2007 – Director‘s Week Award at the Fantasporto Porto International Film Festival (Portugal).
2007 – Georges Delerue Prize for composer Benny Andersson at the Ghent International Film Festival (Belgium).
2007 – Guldbagge awards for Best Direction, Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Swedish Film Awards (Sweden).
2007 – Audience Award and Narcisse awards for Best Director and Best International Film at the Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival (France).
2008 – Nordic Council Film Prize (Helsinki, Finland).
 
About the director:
 
Roy Andersson was born in Gothenburg (Sweden) in 1943. Studied at the Swedish Film Institute‘s Film School in Stockholm (Sweden). His first feature “A Swedish Love Story” (En kärlekshistoria, 1970) was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival (Germany). “Giliap” (1975), his second film, was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes International Film Festival (France) in 1976. In 1975 he started making unusual and very successful commercials, which won a total of eight Golden Lion Awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (France). In 1981 he founded “Studio 24” in order to produce and make his films in total freedom. After “Something Happened” (Någonting har hänt, 1987) and “World of Glory” (Härlig är jorden, 1991), two shorts that returned with the most prestigious awards, he shot “Songs From The Second Floor” (Sånger från andra våningen, 2000) in his studio and won the Special Jury Prize in Cannes. “You, the Living” (Du levande, 2007) is his fourth feature film. The retrospectives of his films were presented at the Museum of Moder Art (MoMA) in New York (USA) in 2009 and Filmfest München Film Festival (Munich, Germany) in 2011. Known as a master of the absurd and genius of the grotesque, Roy Andersson is famous with his distinctive, expressionistic style.
Section: “World of Glory“: Roy Andersson Film Retrospective

Screenplay: Roy Andersson

Dir. of Photography: Gustav Danielsson

Music: Benny Andersson

Cast: Jessica Lundberg, Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund, Leif Larsson, Ollie Olson, Kemal Sener, Håkan Angser, Birgitta Persson, Gunnar Ivarsson