About Endlessness (Om det oändliga)

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Synopsis

ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is 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.

Cast

  • Bengt Bergius
  • Anja Broms
  • Marie Burman
  • Amanda Davies
  • Tatiana Delaunay
  • Karin Engman
  • Jan-Eje Ferling
  • Thore Flygel
  • Lotta Forsberg
  • Anton Forsdik

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Metacritic

90
Sep 9, 2019

Andersson’s consistency may have made him a director for acolytes above all, but they will find this a satisfying and richly resonant lesson in obliqueness and sometimes opacity.

Jonathan Romney
Screen Daily
70
Sep 9, 2019

The famous dreamlike lighting and mise-en-scene are always perfect in capturing human foibles. But the offbeat sense of humor that characterized the trilogy is less evident than ever.

Metacritic review by Deborah Young
Deborah Young
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Sep 9, 2019

About Endlessness contains moments of devilish wit, but at heart it is a sad, sweet picture, threaded with themes of estrangement and separation. Andersson isn’t exactly asking us to laugh at or pity these people. Instead, we’re being encouraged to wonder at their predicament – and perhaps relate it to our own.

Metacritic review by Xan Brooks
Xan Brooks
The Guardian