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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

24 November 2014 11:24 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Songs from the Second Floor, 2000.

Written and Directed by Roy Andersson.

Starring Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström, Sten Andersson and Peter Roth.


One evening, a series of strange events with no apparent logic take their course. A clerk is made redundant; an immigrant is violently attacked; a magician makes a disastrous mess of his routine. One person stands out in this collection of characters – it’s Karl, and his face is covered in ash. He’s just put a match to his furniture store in order to cash in on the insurance. No one gets a wink of sleep that night…

Amidst this year’s eclectic collection of retrospectives, Leeds Film Festival offered audiences an opportunity to view an apparently under-sung modern Swedish classic on the big screen. Writer-director Roy Andersson’s long-awaited A Pigeon sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, currently drawing rave reviews on the festival circuit, »

- Gary Collinson

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