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Songs from the Second Floor


directed by: Roy Andersson
year: 2000
country: Sweden
GENRE: comedy, drama
film run: 98 MINUTES

Story line: Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and getting the connection of small and large things.

Songs From the Second Floor, an example of an unsung genre, is a heartbreakingly thoughtful minor classic, the work of a genuine and singular artist.” - Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

You, the Living


directed by: Roy Andersson
year: 2007
country: Sweden
GENRE: comedy, drama
film run: 95 MINUTE

Story line: You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

„ If [this film] belongs in an artistic tradition, it would be Surrealism or the theatre of the absurd and [its] particular affinities are with Buñuel and Ionesco...” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

About Endlessness


directed by: Roy Andersson
year: 2019
country: Sweden
GENRE: drama
film run: 78 MINUTE

Story line: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter's shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

„Andersson is nothing if not consistent in the bittersweet pessimism of his worldview, leavened by brief glints of glimpsed joy.” - Nick Pinkerton, Sight & Sound

Being a Human Person


directed by: Roy Andersson
year: 2019
country: UK/Sweden
GENRE: drama
film run: 78 MINUTE

Story line: At 76, Swedish auteur Roy Andersson is about to complete his last film. With the end of his career in sight, the central thematic concerns of Roy's work - vulnerability, insecurity, and mortality - spill over into his creative process.

„How Andersson is able to pluck these ideas out of the either and process them into these breathtaking, hand-tooled vignettes, just baffles the mind, and while this film doesn’t quite hand you the skeleton key to that process, it does nudge you down some interesting, inspirational byways. [The film] consolidates Andersson’s genius without ever screaming it in your face.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies


Location: Amfiteatrul Palas

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