About Endlessness

by Roy Andersson
04.10.20

With About Endlessness, Swedish director Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. Andersson won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival for the film.

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About the film

A priest who has lost his faith in God, a man whose legs have been blown off by a mine, another one who is waiting for love, a person who has made the wrong choice - and Hitler. The film is conveyed by a series of tightly composed, picturesque paintings with almost ghostly-looking figures, full of whimsical background details that reward the audience's observant gaze.

About the filmmaker

Roy Andersson (b. 1943) is a Swedish filmmaker trained at the Swedish Film Institute's Film School in Stockholm at the end of the 1960's. He made his feature-length film debut with A Swedish Love Story in 1970, followed by Giliap in 1975. After this Andersson went over to direct advertising films for over 30 years, many of them award-winning. In the early 2000s, he returned to the feature-length format with his film trilogy including Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).

Title
About Endlessness
Director
Roy Andersson
Year
2019
Country
Sweden, Germany, Norway, France
Duration
1h 16 min
Language
Swedish with Norwegian subtitles