ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

Winner: Silver Lion for Best Direction – Venice Film Fest. 

A man bloodied by his crown of thorns collapses under the weight of a cross as his taskmaster threatens and the town's people look on with curiosity at the passion play gone wrong in the Roy Andersson's ABOUT ENDLESSNESS.

Starts April 30!

“Short, bittersweet and exquisitely imagined. Immaculate, somehow tender-hearted. The film finds pockets of joy and intimacy amid more conflicted musings. [Andersson’s] mission: to ornately reconstruct the everyday, and to send us back into the world a little wiser to its strangeness.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

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.

A film by Roy Andersson. Sweden, Germany, Norway. In Swedish with English subtitles. 2020. 76 mins.


Price: $12.00 & $10.00 for members  (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)

Rental Period: 48 hours.

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