This esoteric and surreal Swedish-language film examining the human condition is super-heady stuff (did I sell you on it yet?), but it may be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking movies of the year. Presented by renowned Fellini-esque director Roy Andersson via a series (30+) of brief vignettes over the course of 78 minutes, it’s heartbreaking, exhilarating, and head-scratching all at once. A firing squad, a dentist’s visit, thermodynamics, and Hitler all figure prominently in this must-see for fans of avant-garde cinema.

4/5 stars