Being A Human Person

Feature Documentary — 2020
Director—Fred Scott
Cast—Roy Andersson
Producers—JoJo Ellison, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Production Companies—Artificial Eye
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.