News ID: 255598
Published: 0228 GMT July 10, 2019

Iran Artists’ House to host ‘Roy Andersson’ film event

Iran Artists’ House to host ‘Roy Andersson’ film event

The Iran Artists’ House in Tehran will be hosting a three-day event screening films by world-renowned Swedish film director, Roy Andersson.

The film event, slated for July 13 and 15, includes a screening program and lectures by Mohammadreza Aslani, Majid Akhgar, and Mehdi Moqimnejad.

The program will screen the best of Roy Andersson’s films, including ‘Songs from the Second Floor’ (2000), ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ (2014), ‘You, the Living’ (2007), and a short film, ‘World of Glory’ (1991), Mehr News Agency reported.

Andersson’s style has been characterized by “long takes, absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque.”

His 2014 film, ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,’ won the Golden Lion award at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, making Andersson the only Swedish director to win the award in the history of the festival.

Four of Andersson’s films have been officially submitted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as Swedish entries.

Taking part in the event, ‘Three Days with Roy Andersson’ is free of charge for the interested public.



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