The Greatness of the Small Man

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Not a standard 'making of' doc, this unassuming featurette on Songs from the Second Floor, co-directed by Roy Andersson's brother Kjell, spends time hanging out in a couple of Roy's inimitable sets - the disused hangar turned sweeping grey train station, and the gravel pit where a crowd of locals were assembled to witness the sacrifice of a nine-year-old - and observing the film's formation. Roy vouches a disdain for modern politics' illiberal technocratic bent, laughing gaily at anything that passes - and leaving his cameraman to knot his brow with artistic doubt. What registers is the human scale of the huge enterprise.


Release details

56 mins

Cast and crew

Kjell Andersson, Bo Harringer
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