In partnership with Magnolia Pictures, we’re proud to make Venice Film Festival Best Director winner Roy Andersson's dreamlike existential fable available in-person screenings in OKCMOA’s Noble Theater and for at-home viewing in our virtual cinema! Click here to view Noble Theater showtimes.
One $12 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see About Endlessness. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Available April 30. Click here to purchase a pass.
All pass-holders will have exclusive access to a pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Roy Andersson and Palme d’Or winning/Oscar nominated filmmaker Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure).
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"One of cinema's most revered artists, Roy Andersson has created a peerless and influential body of work with films like Songs from the Second Floor, You, the Living, and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. Utilizing a trompe-l'oeil technique and constructing his films as a series of eerie vignettes, Andersson makes films with a singular, haunting atmosphere. His somnambulant characters float ghostlike through the detailed landscapes he and his teams construct — afraid to engage with one another or lost in grief, confusion, and metaphysical angst — with scenes often culminating in absurdist, awkward humor.
These vignettes document our lack of awareness. We reduce the monumental to the quotidian or elevate the quotidian to the monumental: a pastor who has lost his faith shows up to a psychiatrist demanding a session, only to be told the office is closing and the doctor has to catch a train, while a woman's broken shoe takes on near-tragic significance. This effect is underscored in the film by an imperious narrator who habitually states the obvious yet manages to sound as portentous and apocalyptic as the narrator of The Pilgrim's Progress.
The sense of helplessness is most evident in the recurring image, a clear reference to Chagall, of a couple floating over a bombed out city once known for its vibrant culture, suggesting everything from Dresden to Damascus. It's a stunning visual, one that — like many of the images here — will linger long after the film ends." -TIFF
Screening as part of Museum Films' May Spotlight on New Scandinavian Cinema.