Before making his feature debut with the utterly charming and beguiling A Swedish Love Story Andersson cut his teeth with the short film format, of which this is a prime example. It's pure simplicity and extremely minimalist as we see a pair of young lovers wake up and have breakfast before leaving the room and going their separate ways, the boy on his bicycle and his grumpy, monosyllabic girlfriend on foot. Lovely..
Through their routine morning acts, we can know or imagine a lot about their relationship and each one's personality and mood.
- You never say anything.
- What do you want me to say?
- I don't know.
Their "goodbye" without words is meaningful. I especially like his gesture "playing" with her hair and how she waits till he is out of sight.