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Roy Andersson pulls out of Berlin Film Festival due to health issues

Roy Andersson pulls out of Berlin Film Festival due to health issues

Swedish director was due to take part in a festival retrospective.

Swedish director Roy Andersson has been forced to cancel his appearance at the Berlinale “due to health issues”.

The 76-year-old filmmaker was due to take part in retrospective programme On Transmission, which is marking the 70th edition of the festival.

Berlinale artistic director Carlo Chatrian called on seven directors - whose films have shaped the festival - to select a fellow filmmaker. Both would screen their films before sitting down for an on-stage discussion.

Andersson was due to attend on Wednesday (Feb 26) with his 1970 feature A Swedish Love Story,

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