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Friday Night Films

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

17.7.2015
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

Dir. Roy Andersson / Cert. 12A / 101mins

Friday 17 July 2015 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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Following Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living, Roy Andersson’s award-winning film (Best Film, Venice 2014) forms the third part of a loose trilogy about life, death and what it means to be a human being.


Sam and Jonathan are two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items - mostly unsuccessfully. Like modern-day Don Quixote and Sancho, they take us on a kaleidoscopic journey through multiple human destinies.It is a trip that shows us beauty in one moment, pettiness in another and the humour and tragedy within us all. One that evokes the grandeur of life as well as the ultimate frailty of humanity.


By turns tragic, absurd, meditative and hilarious his work has drawn comparisons with Samuel Beckett, Monty Python, Ingmar Bergman and Laurel & Hardy, but in truth is utterly unique. Pulling together all the various strands of his previous films into a cohesive, resolved whole, A Pigeon… is the culmination of one of modern cinema’s greatest talents and is nothing short of a masterpiece.

 

 

Genre: 

Comedy / Drama

 

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Reviews

***** "Sweden's Roy Andersson offers a singular take on the human condition in this triumphant trilogy-closer." (Little White Lies)

 

***** "What an incredible film-maker Andersson is - he has created an entirely unique epic movie-cycle that has to be seen to be believed." (The Guardian)

 

***** "You just have to watch it, then grab a net and try to coax your soul back down from the ceiling." (Daily Telegraph)