Nov 2021

Ballina Film Club: About Endlessness  film finished

(Dir: Roy Andersson, Sweden/ Germany/ Norway/ France, 2019, 76 mins)

Acclaimed Swedish director Roy Andersson's latest film is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty. A work of quiet wonder, Andersson’s tragicomic scenes elevate the everyday ordinary to the dreamlike poetic.

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. A priest consults a psychiatrist about his loss of faith. Teenage girls stage an impromptu dance outside a café and a defeated army marches to a prisoner of war camp.

About Endlessness captures the variety of humanity’s most obscure desires and tendencies, creating a beautiful anthology of human frailty. Perhaps Andersson’s final film, it is another artistic triumph.

Presented In association with accessCINEMA

Tickets: €5

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