Songs from the Second Floor
Sånger från Andra Våningen
2000 / 98m - Sweden
A fun and surprising rewatch. I'm not the biggest fan of dry, Scandinavian comedy (though I do appreciate most of it), so I was a little hesitant to revisit this film. But Roy Andersson's work lives in a universe of its own. The stark, lifeless styling, the tragic characters, and a seemingly endless string of deadpan absurdities make this film a unique experience. I laughed out loud quite a lot, even though I'm certain the comedy won't be for everyone. Not an easy film to blindly recommend, but one of those films you should watch regardless of whether you end up liking it or not.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
En Duva Satt på en Gren och Funderade på Tillvaron
2014 / 101m - Sweden