Watch: 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence' US Trailer
"It's heaven!" Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Darren Aronofsky both present (for US release) the latest film from Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson, titled A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. This not only wins the award for best film title of the year, but it's also one of the most original and visionary creations I've seen, unlike any other cinematic work out there. The film premiered at Venice & TIFF last year (where I saw it) and earned mostly positive reviews, so fans of Andersson have nothing to be worried about. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a movie about "being a human being", exploring abstract ideas and concepts connected to existence. It's an absurdly masterful head trip worth experiencing.
Official trailer for Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, via YouTube:
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. 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. Roy Andersson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence will arrive in select theaters June 3rd.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
My interest is piqued. Guess I'll check this one out.
tree on May 15, 2015
I will see this. Looks like a barrel of monkeys.
DAVIDPD on May 15, 2015
This looks amazing! Kindo like a lot of peoples lives, but funnier
Carpola on May 17, 2015
I'm Swedish and saw this piece of crap in the theaters a couple of month ago. The critics over here had me fooled. I rather watch paint dry than watch this overated movie again. It's just scene after scene. No plot. No nothing. To be honest, I don't really know what it's about. And I don't think the critics do either. They just jumped on the bandwagon and don't wanna seem stupid, so they give it 5 out of 5 and call it a masterpiece. Roy Andersson ain't got shit on Bergman. I'll easely take one of your Marvel movies before this trash any day of the week/ Bergman for Prez
Swerk on May 17, 2015
Take it easy. I'm from Eastern Europe and I mostly despise movies made here; but, then again, they might be interesting for someone ... And what is even worse, some of them might be really good ... As for the Bergman, he's in some other time-space continuum compared to this. Don't involve him in this. Sticking to Marvel's flicks seems to be relaxing solution to you ...
shiboleth on May 18, 2015
This looks nice, A piece of Scandinavian sarcasm. Why not?
shiboleth on May 18, 2015
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