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About Endlessness

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Director: Roy Andersson
SE, NO, DE, FR 201976' sv

A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by a 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. 

The director has developed such a genuinely distinctive and original way of making films that his works qualify as a genre of their own. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, this film presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Curator's point of view: First Bergman, now Andersson – the vision of these great artists creates our views on the daily life of Swedes, their ups and downs. The world of Andersson’s films remains unchanged – its bluish green hues remind of submerged photos and it is inhabited by touching losers.

In the screening on 22 October: Introduction by Viktors Freibergs

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