What a fantastic film, hilarious, surreal but tantalisingly close to the realities of the human condition. Andersson emerses his vignettes in washed out pastel shades, minimalist decor and diverse cinematographic techniques. There is so much to enjoy in this work. The characters are lovable and delicously deadpan which for me reflected a gentle form of mannerism. I adored the petulant dog, the dream sequences, the military band, the haircut, the burnt out psychiatrist, the self-pitying biker type and the thuderstorm. Andersson's humanity is clearly expressed and the everyday disappointments we all face are seen through the lens of a compassionate camera: the carpet that's not long enough, unrequited love, noisy neighbours, crowded bus shelters, traffic jams and troublesome family members.