The films of Roy Andersson are not for everyone, in the same manner that the films of another Anderson, Wes, are also not for all tastes. Is there a connection between these two filmmakers? No, not really. Well, perhaps. Let's see. Their visual styles are both immaculately composed and dryly funny.
From that very first shot... That sideways tracking shot across the vast second floor of the Bishop family house, I was grinning from ear to ear. We are firmly and beautifully implanted back inside the familiar surroundings of a great Wes Anderson film. Cue the Welcome Back, Kotter theme.
The plot follows two young lovers who run off into the woods together.