A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (12A)

Date Time
Sun 31st May 7.45pm
Mon 1st June 7.45pm

Dir: Roy Andersson | Sweden | Germany | Norway | France | 2014 | 100 mins | Swedish w/Eng Subtitles
Cast | Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg

The final film in his Living trilogy (Songs from the Second Floor; You, the Living) Swedish master Roy Andersson’s defiantly weird vision of humanity – surrealist, absurdist and supremely bleak – continues to mark him as one of contemporary cinema’s most singular voices. The film is a series of mordantly funny vignettes around two narrative strands – one involving a couple of salesmen trying to hawk vampire fangs and rubber masks, the other involving former Swedish King Charles XII reappearing in modern times. Shifting between dreams and reality, Andersson explores man’s inhumanity to man in a provocative film that’s a searing and tragicomic indictment of our times.

A brilliantly distinctive film no one else could have made” ***** Xan Brooks, The Guardian

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