Film screening. About Endlessness


From 7 August 2020




Garage Screen summer cinema
Film screening. About EndlessnessFilm screening. About Endlessness


A series of micro-stories revealing the absurdity of human existence, which simultaneously invokes laughter, horror, and melancholy. The new film by the Swedish surrealist and haute tragedian Roy Andersson is a hot-blooded Nordic picture where every frame and scene can be watched endlessly.

A loving couple float above a city ruined during the war. A priest dreams that he drags a wooden cross through the streets. A boy explains to a girl the first law of thermodynamics. Nazis drink in a bunker as bombs are falling over Berlin. A man decides to cook dinner for his wife…

Resuming Roy Andersson’s trilogy about the living (Songs from the Second Floor; You, the Living; A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence), About Endlessness also consists of micro plots about Andersson’s signature philistines, helpless in front of the absurd. Each story is different from the rest and is enacted as a scene-installation, so warm-blooded and rich in detail that it can be viewed infinitely. Whereas previously Andersson’s idiosyncratic and boundless world was reminiscent of Pieter Breugel’s paintings, one can now see its parallels with Marc Chagall (the look of the flying couple being a reference to his painting Over the Town) and even Ilya Kabakov’s albums about Soviet philistines who were also able to soar above the suffocating mundanity.

The film will be screened in Swedish with Russian subtitles.

Dir. Roy Andersson
Sweden, Germany, Norway, France, 2019. 76 min. 16+


Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*


 GARAGE cardholders:  175 RUB.

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance