The world’s not meant for lonely people
Disappointment, loneliness and inability to communicate are consistent traits of the adult world in “En kärlekshistoria” (A Swedish Love Story) by Roy Andersson. The film depicts two innocent and yet unspoiled teenagers’ tentative steps towards adulthood. As their heedless love grows, they manage to rise above the clouds of despair created by their parents who are lost in the everyday routine failing to take the young couple seriously. In their difficulties to express their feelings in words, we truly get to see that cinema is about capturing what words cannot describe.