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Strong investment by Roy Anderson in Great Britain

Strong investment by Roy Anderson in Great Britain

After the recent focus on Boris Johnson, Michel Barnier, and AstraZeneca, the British turned their attention to Roy Anderson. The British documentary Being Human by director Fred Scott was recently screened, a retrospective of Roy Anderson's films is on display, and an exhibition of background material from his films will open tomorrow, October 28, at the Swedish Embassy in London. On 6 November, Silver Lion, EFA and Gold Beetle award-winning film If the Infinite will premiere in UK cinemas.

A new documentary about Roy Andersson is currently being screened in the UK alongside an exhibition of background material from his films at the Swedish Embassy in London. Photographer/Source: Pia Lundberg, Asa Huger, et al.

Documentary To be human if Roy Anderson – Made during recording About infinity – It can be compared to a kind of meditation on the relationship between art and the artist.

– We are very pleased that Fred's humane portrait of Roy has captured the imagination of so many critics and audiences in the UK. It is a testament to Roy's status as a living legend of world cinema To be human “He has sparked such a powerful conversation about his work, and we are eternally grateful to him, and everyone at Studio 24, for trusting us to bring his story to life,” says producer Mike Brett.

The film received the second highest rating from Wendy Ede in The Guardian:
“Ahead of the release of his latest film, winner of the Silver Lion of Venice About infinity“This remarkable and unexpectedly poignant documentary captures the man at work.”

To be human It was co-produced by Studio 24 and received co-production support from the Film Institute. At the time of writing this article, no date has been set for its release in Sweden. Eventually it will be broadcast on K-Special.

British distributor and cinema owner Curzon Cinemas is making an ambitious investment in Roy Anderson and his films. Roy Anderson's latest feature film, according to his own statement About infinity, for which it won the Silver Lion at last year's Venice Film Festival, will be released in UK cinemas on November 6. In addition, Curzon presents a retrospective series consisting of the previous three films in the trilogy that began with Songs from the second floor Which eventually became four films, with pre-recorded intros by, among others Mike Lee. Curzon also distributes To be human.

To increase interest in the Curzon project, the Swedish Embassy in London is holding a Covid-secure exhibition at the residence for the press and a small crowd of Roy Andersson's fans. The Embassy is one of the very few embassies and cultural institutes in the UK to have organized some physical cultural events since the start of the pandemic. The exhibition will also be documented to be digitally available to a wider audience,

– At a time when many cinema chains and film distributors are closing or restricting their operations in Great Britain, Curzon Cinemas is investing heavily in Roy Andersson. He says it is an excellent opportunity for us at the embassy to help raise awareness Pia LundbergThe Swedish Cultural Council in Great Britain.

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One of the producers of About infinity, Johan Carlsonwill be on site in London this week.