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SWEDEN, Germany, Norway | 76 minutes | 2019

A couple floating above the Cologne River, a father lacing his kid’s shoe in the driving rain and even… Adolf Hitler. In the latest outing from the director of Songs from the Second Floor, characters file past to make up a poetic kaleidoscope of human absurdity. Roy Andersson’s feature rolls out a series of melancholy vignettes to reflect, euphorically, on the vastness of existence. Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology and The Thousand and One Nights, the Swedish filmmaker delivers his most accessible film to date.

"A divine comedy with moments of devilish wit, delicious, odd and utterly unlike anything else; a film that makes the humdrum seem unique and the banal otherworldly." The Guardian
"Short, bittersweet and exquisitely imagined, Andersson invites us to consider the uncanny, inexplicable blind spots that disrupt nominally ordinary life." Variety

Best Director - Venice Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival

Programs

Friday October 18, 2019

Program #221
19:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #273
17:15
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Roy Andersson

No biography

About Endlessness (2019)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
You, The Living (2007)
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
World of Glory (1991)
Something Happened (1987)
A Swedish Love Story (1969)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Roy Andersson
  • Producer Johan Carlsson, Pernilla Sandström
  • Cast Ania Nova, Lesley Leichtweis Bernardi, Martin Serner

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