Hope in the Face of Oblivion: You, The Living
The film focuses around the lives of individuals in a city, crossing each others’ paths and dwelling within their own bleak struggles – financial woes; broken hearts. The situations they encounter play out like a silent film tragicomedy, where things are absurd and don’t quite work out. Andersson’s comedic style is visual and deadpan, finding humour amidst existential crises. This is a dark and very funny film. And yet, despite the struggles of the characters, there’s a sense of hope about it all.
Andersson is known for his wide, static shots . . .
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