About Endlessness

76 mins.
Directed by Roy Andersson
Swedish with subtitles

Playing through Thursday, May 13.

  • Platform:  AmherstCinemaAtHome.org
  • Ticket price:  $12 general admission, $9 for Members
  • Watch window:  30 days to start watching, 2 days to finish once started
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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.

"There is something unmistakably tender about the way Andersson regards his mopey, weary, self-defeating characters, most of whom are as gray and lumpy as the clouds that hover over them. They are the kind company that misery loves, and therefore a source of unexpected consolation." A.O. Scott. A New York Times Critic's Pick!