ABOUT ENDLESSNESS [OM DET OÄNDLIGA]


11/16/2019 08:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Sweden/Germany/Norway 2019 76 min Swedish original version with German subtitles

by Roy Andersson

Script: Roy Andersson, DoP: Gergely Pelos, Editors: Johan Carlsson, Kalle Boman, Roy Andersson, Producers: Pernilla Sandström, Johan Carlsson, Philippe Bober, Håkon Øverås, Production: Roy Andersson Film Produktion, Essential Films, 4 1⁄2 Fiksjon, Cast: Jan-Eje Ferling, Martin Serner, Bengt Bergius, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström, Thore Flygel

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. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherezade-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.

More information: https://www.royandersson.com/eng/endlessness/

Roy Andersson was born in 1943 in Gothenburg/Sweden. In 1969, he graduated from the Swedish Film School, and the following year his first feature, A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, won four prizes at the Berlin Film Festival. Following his second feature GILIAP, he took an extended break from filmmaking and became a successful commercials director. His advertising career enabled him to establish Studio 24 in Stockholm in 1981, allowing him to freely produce and make his films and where he would develop his unique style.

Filmography (selection): 1970 A SWEDISH LOVE STORY, 1975 GILIAP, 1987 SOMETHING HAPPEND (short film), 1991 WORLD OF GLORY (short film), 2000 SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, 2007 YOU, THE LIVING, 2014 A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, 2019 ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

Awards: Silver Lion for Best Director (Venice Film Festival, Italy 2019)

Contact
Neue Visionen Filmverleih
Torsten Frehse
Germany
frehse@neuevisionen.de
www.neuevisionen.de

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