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“★★★★★ A MASTERPIECE. Utterly unique. A mesmerizing odyssey to the heart of existence.”
— The Guardian

“Made up of a series of related but not necessarily connected vignettes, each filmed with a static camera, they resemble New Yorker cartoons scripted by Samuel Beckett.” — Cinevue

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.

Director: Roy Andersson

Runtime: 76 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Doug’s Pick, Drama, Festival Favorite

Year: 2021

Country: Sweden

Language: In Swedish with English subtitles