About Endlessness. 2019. Sweden/Germany/Norway/France. Written and directed by Roy Andersson. In Swedish; English subtitles. 78 min.
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The winner of the best director award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, Roy Andersson’s new feature—only his sixth in 50 years—continues where his “Living” trilogy (2000–14) left off, with a succession of compact, seemingly unrelated scenes that poetically juxtapose the trivial and the epic, the banal and the transcendent, the ridiculous and the ineffably sad. Returning to the one-shot-per-scene “tableau” style of the earliest fiction films, Andersson stages his vignettes in complex, artificial spaces (mostly built on sound stages using painted backgrounds and forced perspectives) that seem to leave his vulnerable protagonists isolated within a vast, indifferent universe. Like all of Andersson’s films, About Endlessness reveals new details and more suggestive connections with each viewing. Courtesy Magnolia Pictures