You, the Living

89 minutes

The inhabitants of a Scandinavian city go about their daily joys and disappointments – mostly the latter. Another series of exquisitely framed, blackly humorous, slow-burn existentialist tableaux by a unique, cult film-maker that eschews the mainstream and works at his own pace and leisure; his formal, painterly qualities remain much in evidence throughout.

Starring Elisabeth Helander, Jugge Nohall, Jan Wikblad, Björn Englund, Birgitta Persson, Lennart Eriksson, Jessika Lundberg, Eric Bäckman, Rolf Engström, Jessica Nilsson, Pår Fredriksson, Leif Larsson, Patrik Edgren, Gunnar Ivarsson, Waldemar Nowak, Håkan Angser, Ollie Olsen, Kemal Sener, Bengt C. W. Carlsson.
Directed and written by Roy Andersson; produced by Pernilla Sandström; director of photography (Nordisk Film Postproduction, Cinepostproduction Geyer), Gustav Danielsson; art directors, Magnus Renfors, Elin Segerstedt; costume designer, Sophia Frykstarn; film editor, Anna Märta Waern.
A Studio 24 presentation of a Roy Andersson Filmproduktion production, in association with Thermidor Filmproduktion, Parisienne de Production, Posthus Teatret, 4 1/2, Sveriges Television, ARTE France Cinéma, WDR/ARTE, Stylejam; with the support of Svenska Filminstitutet, Eurimages programmes, Nordisk Film och TV Fond, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Danska Filminstitutet, Norsk Filmfond; with the participation of Canal Plus. (World sales, The Coproduction Office.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Cinema City Classic Alvalade 1 (Lisbon), December 23rd 2010.


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