Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A

Category: feature
Director: Roy Andersson
Country: Sweden, France, Germany, Norway
Year: 2014
Length: 100'
Production Status: completed


A man dies of a heart attack while his oblivious wife noisily prepares dinner; a dying woman clings to her money and jewels; a ferry passenger collapses after paying for his lunch. Death, like life, is often absurd. Reminiscent of a modern Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us through a series of surreal, kaleidoscopic vignettes. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humor and tragedy that is in us, life's grandeur as well as the humanity's frailty.

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