Friday, May 29, 2015
Official Stills for the Upcoming Swedish Film "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence"
Magnolia Pictures recently released stills for their upcoming release of "A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence". The film is the latest from director Roy Andersson (You, The Living, Songs from the Second Floor) and stars Holger Andersson and Nils Westblom.
"A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence" hits theaters in limited release on June 5th.
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.