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Roy Andersson


Roy Andersson was born on March 31, 1943 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Roy Arne Lennart Andersson. He is a director and writer, known for Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014). See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2000 Un matin partout dans le monde (TV Short)
 1991 World of Glory (Short)
 1987 Something Has Happened (Short)
 1980 Trygare kan ingen vara (Short)
 1979 Så fruktansvärt onödigt (Documentary)
 1975 Giliap
 1968 To Fetch a Bike (Short)
 1968 The White Match (Documentary) (as Grupp 13)
 1967 Visiting One's Son (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Several TV commercials for Posten. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »


Alternate Names:

Grupp 13
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Personal Quote:

[on the motivation behind A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence] In (Bruegel's) painting, Hunters in the Snow, the birds appear to be speculating: 'What are the humans doing down there? Why are they so busy?'... A Pigeon Sat on a Branch consists of a bird's panoramic view of the human condition, in which the bird not only reflects on human existence but also worries deeply about it, as... See more »

Trivia:

His most important source of inspiration is painting and its history, and photo history as well. Especially the expressionism they had in Germany between the two World Wars. See more »

Trademark:

Meticulously designed sets See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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