Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I wish I could go to this

Roy Andersson: Swedish Filmmaker in Focus at MoMA
September 10-18
Award-winning Swedish director Roy Andersson will be personally on hand to introduce his life's work at a retrospective film exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Roy Andersson is one of Sweden's most acclaimed filmmakers. His films, visually striking and often leaning toward the absurd, take aim at everything from petty bourgeois self-satisfaction and the corruption of the social democratic welfare state to World War II, consumerism, and notions of national solidarity.

His third feature, Songs from the Second Floor, won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. His humorous television commercials for such clients as Citro├źn, Volvo and Lotto were once described by Ingmar Bergman as "the best commercials in the world". The MoMA retrospective includes Andersson's four feature films, as well as his student projects from the 1960s, commercials and short films.

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