The Guitar Mongoloid
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A cheerful romantic drama about growing up and generation gap. Two teenagers, Annika and Pär, fall in love during an idyllic summer. Their innocent young love stands in stark contrast to the cynicism of their parents worn down by life. They don’t take the young couple seriously. Within the discouraging environment of the bitter adult world, Annika and Pär are trying to preserve their optimism, as well as their place in the clouds. The film was very commercially successful in its time and is considered one of the best Swedish films of all time by critics. Roy Andersson is a cult director with a style marked by carefully designed static shots, a penchant for absurdity and humour, and pronounced humanity. His film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Existence was screened at the 2014 ZFF.
Born in 1943. His graduation work, the teenage drama A Swedish Love Story (1970), has become a Swedish national hit. After his second film, Giliap, flopped, he quit film for 25 years. His great comeback has been marked by the films Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living.