SOMETHING HAPPENED

by Roy Andersson

Sweden, 1987, 24 min, colour

In 1986, Roy Andersson received an inquiry from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on making a film about AIDS. The film was to be informative and above all energising, stimulate debate and interest in absorbing information on the subject. Not least, it was to counteract conditions of panic and anguish.

 

Roy Andersson

 

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.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2007 YOU THE LIVING, Fiction, 95 min.
2000 SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, Fiction, 98 min.
1991 WORLD OF GLORY, Fiction, 16 min.
1987 SOMETHING HAPPENED, Fiction, 24 min.
1975 GILIAP, Fiction, 175 min.
1970 A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, Fiction, 115 min. 

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Year: 
1987
Duration: 
24 min

Roy Andersson

 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. 

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Sweden Sweden
Synopsis: 

In 1986, Roy Andersson received an inquiry from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare on making a film about AIDS. The film was to be informative and above all energising, stimulate debate and interest in absorbing information on the subject. Not least, it was to counteract conditions of panic and anguish.

 

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