This is a film that the director likes to taunt you into trying to interpret what it means. Yes a Swedish-Norwegian-German production puzzling you and challenging some sort of interpretation. No this is not “The Joker” or “Black Panther”. Instead you may be asking:” What the hell is going on here?” And that can be frustrating for the spoon-fed but perhaps a bit more in the realm of the artsy film buff.
In terms of artsy let’s start off by noting the starkness of the cinematography and the lack of warm human contact throughout the film.
I am not going to look at previous reviews of the film so as to corrupt my interpretation which basically is that the film attempts to capture the “human condition”.
This human condition is brought to life by a narrator that witnesses certain events of a variety of people. And what exactly is that human condition? Well ultimately that is up to you and if you like complex puzzles this film is for you.
My take is that the film is a study in guilt, failure, shame, cruelty, lack of love, loss of faith, death, tragedy, disappointment, fear of death, lack of compassion, jealously, treachery of politics, Muslim honor killing, betrayal, thwarting of ambition, distrust of the financial system and inconvenience.
Although we are born and die the themes of life continue beyond our death. Therefore life is endless.
This 2020 film begins its theatre run in Canada on April 30th. How and where you can access might be best determined through the film’s distributor’s website http://www.filmswelike.com/virtual-cinema
You can see the tailer here https://vimeo.com/514020631