Biography

Roy Andersson (born 31 March 1943) is a Swedish film director, best known for his films A Swedish Love Story (1970) and Songs from the Second Floor (2000). More than any other, Songs from the Second Floor succeeded in cementing his personal style – a style characterized by long takes, absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque. He has spent much of his professional life working on advertisement spots, directing over 400 commercials and two short films, but only directing four feature-length films in three decades.

Roy Andersson (born 31 March 1943) is a Swedish film director, best known for his films A Swedish Love Story (1970) and Songs from the Second Floor (2000). More than any other, Songs from the Second Floor succeeded in cementing his personal style – a style characterized by long takes, absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque. He has spent much of his professional life working on advertisement spots, directing over 400 commercials and two short films, but only directing four feature-length films in three decades.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1943-03-31

Place of Birth Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2019 About Endlessness Director
2014 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Director
2009 Roy Andersson Collection Director
2007 Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition) Director
2007 You, the Living Director
2006 Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition) Director
2000 Songs from the Second Floor Director
1993 Something Has Happened Director
1991 World of Glory Director
1975 Giliap Director
1970 A Swedish Love Story Director
1969 Saturday October 5th Director
1969 Adalen 31 Assistant Director
1968 The White Match Director
1968 To Fetch a Bike Director
1967 Visiting One's Son Director

Writing

2019 About Endlessness Screenplay
2014 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Screenplay
2009 Roy Andersson Collection Writer
2007 You, the Living Screenplay
2000 Songs from the Second Floor Screenplay
1993 Something Has Happened Writer
1991 World of Glory Screenplay
1975 Giliap Writer
1970 A Swedish Love Story Writer
1968 To Fetch a Bike Writer

Acting

2017 Citizen Schein as Himself
2012 Lev människa... för helvete... så länge du kan! as Himself
2011 Tomorrow's Another Day as Himself
2009 På genomresa - en intervju med Roy Andersson as Himself
1998 Liv till varje pris as Himself

Editing

2000 Songs from the Second Floor Editor
1975 Giliap Editor

Production

2000 Songs from the Second Floor Producer

Camera

1968 The White Match Director of Photography

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