Something Happened

(Nägonting Har Hänt)

Something Happened
© Studio 24 Roy Andersson Filmproduktion
photo courtesy International Film Festival Rotterdam
This unfinished film about aids by Swedish director Roy Andersson was halted during shooting by the board that financed it. Reportedly the material was too heavy handed for an audience in the 80's. Andersson began producing his own films in 1975 in order to achieve the freedom he was denied with other production companies. The scene in the sunken bath, attended by soldiers in uniform, where a naked patient is forced to share the waters with huge chunks of ice has a chilling edge to it. A curious piece, at least.

Have a look at the other IFFR reviews
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch)
Images of a Moving City
Die Bad
Something Happened
Verboden te Zuchten
Rusty Water (Nok Mool)
City of Lost Souls
Letter from New York City
Me You Them (Eu Tu eLes)
The Circle (Dayareh)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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