About Endlessness

Sweden, Germany, Norway, 2019, 76 min.

Director

Roy Andersson

Producer

Pernilla Sandström,
Johan Carlsson

Scenario

Roy Andersson

Rights Holder

Coproduction Office

Rights Holder for Belarus

Russian Report Television Agency

DOP

Gergely Pálos

Cast

Martin Serner, Jessica Louthander, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström, Jan-Eje Ferling, Bengt Bergius, Thore Flygel

Production

Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB

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 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.


HONORS
2019 Venice IFF (Italy) – Silver Lion for Best Director
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