Senin, 09 Mei 2011
Roy Andersson - Commercials (Various)
Showreel of commercial work by Roy Andersson (SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR) spanning at least twenty-five years and a handful of countries.
In Swedish, English, French, Italian, German, and other languages. In most, hardsubbed English titles appear.
However, these are primarily visual works, and as such, absolutely singular and frequently hilarious.
"A selection of Andersson's droll little capitalist nightmares ('the best in the world' according to Ingmar Berman) featuring color-drained people who have ceased to be consumers and become the consumed. Middle-aged newlyweds pound one another's skulls with appliances; new purchases bring disasters; and an infamous ad for Sweden's Social Democratic Party rhetorically asks 'Why Should We Care About One Another' as nurses offhandedly toss patients around rooms, teachers shake down kids for lunch money, and commuters kick a man while he's down" (Jason Sanders, Pacific Film Archive).