A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson, Curzon Film World, 2015)

Bradley Savage (This article was originally published on ZooScope on 24 January 2016) A man dies whilst trying to open a bottle of wine. Shots of aquavit are handed out in a bar in exchange for kisses. A young couple lie together on a beach, accompanied by a dog. The owner of a delicatessen addresses the camera from the steps to his shop as his co-worker ridicules him from inside. These short, unrelated stories capture Roy Andersson’s 2014 film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence perfectly. A long title has become synonymous…continue reading →