“You give Roy Andersson 76 minutes, and he’ll give you the universe.” – Indiewire
A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality.
We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. In Swedish with English subtitles. Not Rated. Director: Roy Andersson (Sweden/Germany/Norway 2019) 76 min.
EXTRA CONTENT: A special pre-recorded conversation with director Roy Andersson, moderated by Ruben Ostlund