Monday, August 09, 2010

My Top 25 of the Aughts, #13

If not the absolute greatest movie of the last decade, then probably the most indescribable.

Here in the U.S., the phrase "commercial director" conjures up images of high-gloss hacks like Michael Bay and McG foisting their sell! sell! sell! mindsets on unsuspecting multiplex-goers. But Roy Andersson, acclaimed by Ingmar Bergman as the world's greatest commercial director, parlayed his gift for creating vivid scenes and brilliant vignettes into two great films this past decade, Songs From the Second Floor (above) and its lovely follow up, You the Living.

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