A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence Release Date: June 3, 2015

Like his previous features Songs From The Second Floor and You The Living, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence.

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence Trailer

Starring: Holger AnderssonViktor Gyllenberg
Directed By: Roy Andersson
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
MPAA Rating PG-13