Roy Andersson: Ihmisenä olemisesta (2020)

A feature-length documentary from Grammy-nominated director Fred Scott, Being a Human Person explores the life and work of acclaimed Swedish auteur Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Contemplating Existence, A Swedish Love Story).

Andersson’s latest film – About Endlessness – will be his last, and will thus mark the end of a major chapter in cinema. For when Roy stops making films, they will simply never be made in this way again. As with every one of his productions, it’s been a long road.

Set across a three-year time period, Being a Human Person tracks the ups and downs of Roy’s unique, immersive – and at times arduous – method of filmmaking, and examines the true legacy of a master storyteller as he calls time on a career and comes to terms with his own, increasingly fragile mortality.

Production notes

  • Orig. title: Being a Human Person
  • Language: English, Swedish
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Distribution: Cinema Mondo
  • Cinematography: Fred Scott, Chris Sabogal
  • Editing: Michael Aaglund