Roy Andersson was born in Gothenberg, Sweden in 1943. His first feature A SWEDISH LOVE STORY won the main prize at the 1970 Berlinale. In 1975 he started making distinctive and very successful commercials, winning a total of 8 Golden Lions at Cannes. In 1981 he founded Studio 24 to produce and make his films with total freedom. After SOMETHING HAPPENED (1987) and WORLD OF GLORY (1991), two award winning shorts, he shot SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR in his studio and won the Cannes Special Jury Prize in 2000. His fourth feature film YOU, THE LIVING premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2007.