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About Endlessness

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.
Om det oändliga (original title)
(NR, 78 min.)


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About Endlessness is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour 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 café; 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. [Venice]

Starring: Bengt Bergius, Conny Block, Lisa Blohm
Director: Roy Andersson
Language: Swedish
Genre(s): Fantasy, Drama

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"It’s a slow-burn stunner."

— Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine

"It’s life, both not as we know it, and yet precisely as we experience it."

— Tara Brady, The Irish Times

"it's unlike anything you will see elsewhere in cinema today."

— Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"Andersson’s films are endlessly rewatchable. To view them is to abolish gravity."

— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Absurdist humour, global history and abject horror sit side by side, all equally weighted and witnessed."

— Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

"Roy Andersson is one of our greatest living filmmakers that you never heard of. Here's your chance to dive in."

— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"About Endlessness contains moments of devilish wit, but at heart it is a sad, sweet picture, threaded with themes of estrangement and separation."

— Xan Brooks, Guardian

"At the age of 78, Andersson continues to make films that desire to capture no less than a grand sense of human existence — and that somehow achieve it."

— Alison Willmore, New York Magazine (Vulture)

"It’s another astounding assemblage of dryly humorous, immaculately designed, fixed-camera vignettes, if an even more morose collection than the previous ones."

— Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm

"He remains a master of composition, subtly guiding your eye towards details that reveal the kind of stories we might usually overlook – in life as well as in the cinema itself."

— Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

"It’s meditative, mournful and gently funny, and celebratory, too, but in a muted way. If you don’t know what kind of movie you’re in the mood for, this may be the one. It’s a tonic for listless times."

— Stephanie Zacharek, Time

"Funny, tragic, moving scenes unfold in Andersson’s meticulously crafted frames. In cafes, bedrooms, offices, street corners suffused in muted off-whites and grays, with characters (mostly nonprofessionals) participating in a sublime ballet of choreographed insecurity, doubt, and frustration, but also of tender and fragile grace."

— Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle

"As usual, Anderson offers a stirring, compelling counter-example to mainstream film, eschewing familiar, conventional character or plot-driven storytelling, mobile camerawork, or traditional editing. Instead, Anderson has deliberately embraced a rigorously minimalist, austere approach: deadpan-inflected, satirical vignettes, one-shot/one-scene camera set-ups, and occasional fade-to-blacks or abrupt cuts to mark the ending of one abstractly connected scene or idea to another, all meticulously planned, filmed, and edited from Anderson’s beloved Stockholm-based soundstage."

— Mel Valentin, The Playlist