Critical Writing Index

The Tragic Optimist: You, The Living, directed by Roy Andersson

by Robert Enright

Border Crossings, Mar. 2010, no. 113, pp. 18-19

This article looks at You, The Living, a recent film by Roy Andersson. The film borrows elements from Andersson's work in television in advertising, and lacks the narrative arc and character development that occurs in conventional cinema. His films also deliberately mix elements of comedy and tragedy, although You, The Living is ultimately optimistic in tone.

ITEM 2010.089 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

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