Roy Andersson's "Songs from the Second Floor"
Contemplating the Art of Existence
Lindqvist draws from interviews with Andersson and his team that provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made and investigates its philosophical and artistic influences, providing a nuanced reading of a film that has both befuddled and entranced its viewers. This first book-length study in English of Andersson's work considers his aesthetic agenda and the unique methods that have become hallmarks of his filmmaking, as well as his firm belief in film's revolutionary function as social critique.
About the Author
"Engaging and informative. A particular strength of this book, alongside the insights it provides into the filmmaker's practice, is its deftness in explaining the Swedish cultural context of various relevant phenomena to the uninitiated reader."—C. Claire Thomson, author of Thomas Vinterberg's "Festen" (The Celebration)
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