Director: Fred Scott
Production Company: Archers Mark, Studio 24
Producers: Mike Brett, Jo Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison
Distribution: Curzon Artificial Eye
A deeply moving documentary from Grammy-nominated director Fred Scott, 'Being a Human Person' explores the life and work of acclaimed Swedish auteur Roy Andersson ('A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Contemplating Existence', 'A Swedish Love Story').
Andersson’s latest film – 'About Endlessness' – will be his last, and will thus mark the end of a major chapter in cinema. For when Roy stops making films, they will simply never be made in this way again. As with every one of his productions, it’s been a long road.
Set across a three year time period, 'Being a Human Person' tracks the ups and downs of Roy’s unique, immersive – and at times arduous – method of filmmaking, and examines the true legacy of a master storyteller as he calls time on a career and comes to terms with his own, increasingly fragile mortality.
Curzon Artificial Eye 2020
BIFA Awards 2020 - Best Documentary NOMINEE
Little White Lies
"What a strange and wonderful film it is.”
Mark Kermode (BBC)
"A valuable introduction to the movies and to the man.”
Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)
“Loved the documentary Being A Human Person.”… “Extraordinary.”