Roy Andersson is a Swedish film director, best known for film A Swedish Love Story (1970) and his Living trilogy, including films Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014). More than any other, Songs from the Second Floor succeeded in cementing his personal style – a style characterized by long takes, absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque. He has spent much of his professional life working on advertisement spots, directing over 400 commercials and two short films, but only directing six feature-length films in six decades. His 2014 film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence won the Golden Lion award at 71st Venice International Film Festival. Andersson is considered as one of the most important living European film directors, having four films officially submitted for Academy Award for best foreign language film as Swedish entries.