Starts Thu 4 Mar at:
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.
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 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.
Quietly dazzling…profound, satisfying and richly resonant. — ScreenDaily
Short, bittersweet and exquisitely imagined. Immaculate, tenderhearted. — Variety
A film that makes the humdrum seem unique and the banal otherworldly. — The Guardian