You, the Living
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
"One of the supreme absurdists of our time...constantly surprising and often outrageously funny."—David Thompson, Film Comment
Unless you've seen Swedish director Roy Andersson's previous film, Songs from the Second Floor, you've never seen anything like You, the Living. A snapshot of preapocalyptic modern life, the film consists of fifty elegantly composed shots of peculiar black comedy and quiet desperation. Punctuated by deadpan musical interludes—from New Orleans jazz to rock—and the bleakest environments ever captured on film, recurrent characters emerge to create a moving portrait of humanity built around a theme described by the director as, "how to behave around others." (95 mins., 35mm)
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Scene from You, the Living:
Admission$7 students (tickets required)
Rohauer Collection Foundation
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