|A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Trailer
Like his previous features SONGS FROM THESECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of âbeing a human beingâ 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, lifeâs grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.
Directed by: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson, Oscar Salomonsson, Roger Olsen Likvern