I worked on About Endlessness for the few days that they shot in Oslo. The set designer was really cool, she showed me a lot of crazy sets they'd been building. She said that they would spend a whole month building a set in this basement studio, then shoot the scene for an entire day, then the next day they would scrap the set and start building the next set for another month and so on.
Also two of my friends who were in my new film played extras in it.
So I watched the film yesterday, in a weird kind of way it was comforting, I found myself lost in it quite easily. I did enjoy it
Love Roy, wouldn’t want to permanently live in the worlds he creates but as a tourist for a couple of hours? Always
I find the look of his stuff viscerally off putting.
Yeah that sounds about right. And I think that he now feels that he can achieve all that through the build-up and implication, no need for the final moment of actual magical stuff to manifest. Which I'm sure is more mature and skilful and all that but for me it does make the film less fun.It’s not droll for the sake of it, there’s a mastery of surrealism through patient scene building, enhanced by dislocated worlds populated by dislocated humans
Rooms feel like depressed universes to get lost in yet they enchant too, a paradox of tensions