Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Director:Roy Andersson Producer:Lisa Alwert, Roy Andersson, Philippe Bober, Sanne Glæsel, Johan Mardell

Screenplay by:Roy Andersson  Music by:Benny Andersson Cinematography:István Borbás, Jesper Klevenas, Robert Komarek  

Edited by:Roy Andersson Running time:98 minutes Country:Sweden Language:Swedish Genre:Comedy, Drama  Subtitle:English  Starring: Lars Nordh as Kalle, Stefan Larsson as Stefan, Bengt C. W. Carlsson as Lennart, Torbjörn Fahlström as Pelle Wigert,
Sten Andersson as Lasse
, Rolando Núñez as the foreigner, Lucio Vucina as the magician, Per Jörnelius as the sawed man,
Peter Roth as Tomas
, Klas-Gösta Olsson as the speechwriter, Nils-Åke Eriksson as patient, Hanna Eriksson as Mia,
Tommy Johansson as Uffe
, Sture Olsson as Sven, Fredrik Sjögren as the Russian boy




ҧ:9 wins & 3 nominations.



Bodil Awards 2002

Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)
Roy Andersson (director) 

British Independent Film Awards 2001

British Independent Film Award
Best Foreign Independent Film - Foreign Language

Brothers Manaki International Film Festival 2001

Audience Award
István Borbás 

Cannes Film Festival 2000

Jury Prize
Roy Andersson 
Tied with 
Takhté siah (2000).
Palme d''Or
Roy Andersson 

Chlotrudis Awards 2003

Chlotrudis Award
Best Cinematography
István Borbás 
Jesper Klevenås 
Robert Komarek 

Guldbagge Awards 2001

Best Film (Bästa film)
Lisa Alwert 
Best Direction (Bästa regi)
Roy Andersson 
Best Screenplay (Bästa manuskript)
Roy Andersson 
Best Cinematography (Bästa foto)
István Borbás 
Jesper Klevenås 
Best Achievement (Bästa prestation)
Jan Alvermark 

Norwegian International Film Festival 2000

Norwegian Film Critics Award
Roy Andersson 


Songs from the Second Floor (Swedish: Sånger från andra våningen) is a 2000 surrealistic Swedish film written and directed by Roy Andersson. It presents a series of disconnected vignettes that together interrogate aspects of modern life. The film uses many quotations from the work of the Peruvian poet César Vallejo as a recurring motif.

It is the first film in a trilogy, followed by You, the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).

A man is standing in a subway car, his face dirty with soot. In his right hand he carries a plastic bag with documents, or rather, the charred leftovers of them. In a corridor a man is clinging desperately to the legs of the boss who just fired him. He is screaming: "I''ve been here for thirty years!" In a coffee shop someone is waiting for his father, who just burned his furniture company for insurance money. Traffic jams and self-flagellating stock brokers are filling up the streets while an economist, desperate for a solution to the problem of work becoming too expensive, gazes into the crystal ball of a scryer. Everything and everyone is going somewhere but their goal and its meaning have disappeared along the way.