Being a Human Person

Grammy-nominated director Fred Scott’s documentary offers an insightful and moving portrait of About Endlessness director Roy Andersson.

Shot during the production of that film, Scott’s documentary revisits earlier Andersson gems, such as A Swedish Love Story, You the Living, Songs From the Second Floor and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch reflecting on Existence, in order to understand the filmmaker’s approach to his work as well as worldview. But the film also captures Andersson in a moment of crisis, detailing the inner demons he attempts to control. And Andersson himself proves an articulate, witty and wistful chronicler of his ow obsessions.

It’s a rare film that successfully captures a portrait of an artist in both their creative and daily life. But it’s one that Scott achieves here.

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Runtime 90 Minutes
Release date 2020