Roy Andersson

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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The 2020 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's film picks of the year
Alongside our countdown of the best films of 2020, our chief film critic selects his favourite movies, directors and performances of the year

Peter Bradshaw

17, Dec, 2020 @9:18 AM

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About Endlessness review – curious scenes from a singular Swede
Roy Andersson’s latest film offers more deadpan glimpses into his surreal and sometimes horrific imagination

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

08, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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About Endlessness review – mesmerising odyssey to the heart of existence | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Swedish auteur Roy Andersson’s latest is another masterpiece of the human condition, ranging from the evils of war to the redemptive power of love

Peter Bradshaw

05, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Being a Human Person review – the Monty Pythonesque artistry of Roy Andersson
The Swedish director, known for his brilliant dreamlike visions and gags, is celebrated in this documentary set around his latest film, About Endlessness

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2020 @11:30 AM

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About Endlessness review – a divine comedy with moments of devilish wit
Lost souls and lonely hearts populate Roy Andersson’s deliciously odd follow-up to A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2019 @6:15 PM

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Ad Astra and Joker to premiere at Venice film festival
Hollywood heavyweights line up to launch their awards runs at Venice, which is courting criticism for also including Roman Polanski’s new film in competition

Andrew Pulver

25, Jul, 2019 @1:11 PM

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Europe in 25 films: the critics’ choice
The must-see movies that have defined a century of European cinema, as chosen by the Observer’s film writers

Mark Kermode Observer chief film critic, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney

10, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2015 in the UK – No 9: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Continuing our countdown of the best movies released in the UK this year, we take wing with Roy Andersson’s bizarre, hallucinatory parable that defies description

Andrew Pulver

08, Dec, 2015 @8:00 AM

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence review – a unique hallucinatory trilogy | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week
A new darkness of tone pervades the conclusion to Swedish auteur Roy Andersson’s incredible film about the human condition

Peter Bradshaw

23, Apr, 2015 @1:59 PM

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Venice film festival: thunder clouds and silver linings

A rainy week was brightened by a brilliant Willem Dafoe, a new Bogdanovich and a Swedish gem about two travelling salesmen, writes Xan Brooks

Xan Brooks

06, Sep, 2014 @11:08 PM

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Swedish Pigeon bags Golden Lion: surrealist drama wins Venice film festival 2014
Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence takes top prize at the 71st film festival, while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence is runner up

Xan Brooks

06, Sep, 2014 @7:16 PM

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