Roy Andersson was born in Gothenburg in 1943. Film director, trained at the Swedish Film Institute’s Film School in Stockholm at the end of the 1960’s. Feature-length film debut in 1970 with A Swedish Love Story, followed by Giliap in 1975. After this, numerous award-winning advertising films. With the multiple award-winning Songs from the Second Floor, 2000, Roy returned to the feature-length film format. The next film, You, the Living, premiered at the film festival in Cannes in 2007. The final part of the trilogy, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, premiered at the 71st Venice Film Festival, where it was awarded The Golden Lion for Best Film. In 2019 About Endlessness was awarded The Silver Lion for Best Director. Roy Andersson is Honorary doctor at the University of Gothenburg.