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Roy Andersson in Songs from the Second Floor

Songs from the Second Floor

2000 NR

Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, writer-director Roy Andersson's absurdist drama pieces together unrelated vignettes to craft an arresting, abstract portrait of life at the turn of the millennium. A magician accidentally bisects an audience member; a boy writes poetry nonstop until he's committed to a psychiatric facility; a man torches his furniture store, then goes into business selling crucifixes.

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