You the Living
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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. - Roy Andersson (Director)
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A surreal series of thematically vaguely connected vignettes, almost all shot in beautifully composed single long take.
Some are howlingly funny, a few quite heartbreaking. A few are less interesting. And while there's no obvious story,
like a Laurie Anderson concert it all adds up to a bigger whole; a satire of the modern world, it's disconnection, desperation
Andersson's use of washed out color to create a disconcerting visual tone is unlike anybody else's.
While his terrific 'Songs From the Second Floor' got a little more attention, I found this a tad more cohesive, funny,
sad, and visually amazing.
Again, this film You The Living is a wonderful work of art. Roy Andersson not only has an incredible vision and the masterful skills to bring those visions to life, but he also has something to say (something missing today). He has an extremely powerful voice to go with everything he has given us in this amazing offering. This DVD has special features with sample sets. It is quite amazing how he directs some highly amazing effects. This is a worthy addition to any real film collection. Please see Songs From The Second Floor First.. Be ready for the third installment "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence".
Contra a prior review, you can kiss "Monty Python" good-bye: there's hardly a trace of the brilliant sparkle of fun the Pythons brought to satire in this long series of intertwined skits. In its place, you find the cold, fixed, basilisk stare characteristic of European cinematography, dwelling on each simple scene until you are aware of your own fingernails growing longer. Match this with a large crew of amazingly sallow, misshapen, unkempt characters shuffling aimlessly through dingy apartments and grey public spaces as they grouse about the difference between their dreams or nightmares and the grim futility of their waking lives. "Heartwarming"--according to one of your reviewers here? Give me a break: I can hardly think of a poorer word choice.
You will sit through 1/4 of the film thinking that the fun and games previously praised just hasn't started yet. Then it dawns on you that the whole film is going to be equally plotless, equally heartless, and equally boring. Save your cash and see the same thing for free at the Internet's scariest destination: The People of Wal-Mart.
I gave the film a couple of stars only because it vividly suggests what it would be like to be trapped in the seamy underside of Sweden. The production design is really pretty astonishing, considering that so many different walls were painted the same vomitory shade of grey-green.
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