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Om det oändliga (About Endlessness)

Venezia 76 Competition

Director:
Roy Andersson
Production:
Roy Andersson Film Produktion (Pernilla Sandström, Johan Carlsson), Essential Films (Philippe Bober), 4 1⁄2 Fiksjon (Håkon Øverås)
Running Time:
76’
Language:
Swedish
Country:
Sweden, Germany, Norway
Main Cast:
Jan-Eje Ferling, Martin Serner, Bengt Bergius, Tatiana Delaunay, Anders Hellström, Thore Flygel
Screenplay:
Roy Andersson
Cinematographer:
Gergely Pelos
Editor:
Johan Carlsson, Kalle Boman, Roy Andersson
Production Designer:
Studio 24
Costume Designer:
Julia Tegström, Isabel Sjöstrand, Sandra Parment
Sound:
Robert Hefter

Synopsis

A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: 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; teenage girls dance outside a café; a defeated army marches to a prisoner of war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, Om det oändliga presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Director’s Statement

The horn of plenty is a mythological goat’s horn filled with items that signify wealth and abundance. It is usually depicted as overflowing with a profusion of produce and fruits of all kinds, a bounty that, as myth would have it, never dwindles, that is the very embodiment of infinite inexhaustibility. The Greek myth inspired me to gather all these scenes, all these themes in the same film. I want to emphasize the beauty of being a human, of being alive; and in order to show that, you need to have a contrast, to also show the ugly side. This film is about the endlessness of the signs of existence.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Pernilla Sandström, Johan Carlsson - Roy Andersson Film Produktion
Sibyllegatan 24 114 42 – Stockholm, Sweden
Tel. + 46 70 788 02 09
johan@royandersson.com
Facebook: Roy Andersson
Studio 24@officialroyandersson

PRODUCTION 2: Philippe Bober - Essential Films
Mommsenstr. 27
10629 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. + 49 30 3277 7879
bureau@coproductionoffice.eu

PRODUCTION 3: Håkon Överås - 4 1/2 Fiksjon AS
Storgata 5
0155 – Oslo, Norway
Tel. + 47 928 45 780
Mob. + 47 90603080
hakon@fourandahalf.no

WORLD SALES: Philippe Bober – Coproduction Office
24 rue Lamartine
75009 – Paris, France
Tel + 33 156026000
sales@coproductionoffice.eu
http://www.coproductionoffice.eu

ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS
(except Germany and USA):
Claudia Tomassini & Associates
Saarbrücker Str. 24 | Haus B | 2. OG 10405 Berlin, Germany Tel.: +49 (0) 30 44 34 06 06
Mob.: +49 (0) 173 205 5794
office@claudiatomassini.com
www.claudiatomassini.com

GERMAN PRESS: Sylvia Müller-Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH
Schliemannstr. 5
10437 - Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 41 71 57 22
mueller@neuevisionen.de
www.neuevisionen.de

USA PRESS: Ryan Werner -Cinetic Marketing
555 West 25th Street, 4th Floor New York
NY 10001 - USA Tel.: +1 212 204 7951 Cell.: +1 927 354 7653
ryan@cineticmedia.com


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