Härlig är jorden – World of Glory

Roy Andersson

Sweden 1991, 35mm, col, 15 min

The apathetic main protagonist introduces the horrors of the modern world in twelve tableaux vivants. The film was inspired in part by Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog. “In my view, all of the horrific potential for evil that was given outlet in the Second World War is something we bear still, with our easily awoken aptitude for myths, prejudices, superstition, short-sightedness, ahistoricism, anti-intellectualism (hostility to knowledge), small-mindedness, greediness and sentimentality – in short, the building stones in what is called evil.” – Roy Andersson