Concerning the narrative structure, Roy Andersson elaborated: “When I make a film, I don’t rely on a classic screenplay, but rather on a theme, a philosophical concept or a particular atmosphere. For You, the Living, I created tableaux that put characters in commonplace, everyday life situations with great attention to detail. Together these scenes form a whole resembling the chaotic structure of a bustling marketplace. First and foremost, I wanted to set up the scenes in a way that left them open to development that allows for surprise and the unexpected. The scenes are linked by recurring lines of dialogue and situations."
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