Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A


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reż|dir Roy Andersson | SE, NO, FR, DE | 2014 | 101 min
prod|pro Pernilla Sandström scen|wr Roy Andersson zdj|ph István Borbás, Gergely Pálos muz|mus Hani Jazzar, Gorm Sundberg mon|ed Alexandra Strauss ob|cast Nils Westblom, Holger Andersson dys|dis Aurora


Two salesmen, Sam and Jonathan, like a modern Don Quixote and Sancho Pansa, take the viewers on a journey that shows a kaleidoscope of human lives. Disrupting the chronology, the journey shows the beauty of certain moments and the triviality of other ones, as well as the humour and tragedy which are an inseparable elements of human existence. Roy Andersson's surreal comedy is the spiritual successor of the director's previous works: “You, the Living” and “Songs from the Second Floor.” The jurors and critics of the Venice film festival have considered Andersson's extraordinary film to be a masterful conclusion of his absurdist trilogy.

2014 IFF in Venice – Golden Lion
2015 Guldbagge Awards – Best Set Design (Isabel Sjöstrand, Julia Tegström, Nicklas Nilsson, Sandra Parment, Ulf Jönsson)
2015 International Cinephile Society Awards – Best Picture Not Released in 2014

Roy Andersson (1943) Swedish director, screenwriter and producer. His feature-length debut “A Swedish Love Story” from 1970 brought him acclaim from European critics. In 1981 he founded Studio 24, which he has been using for all of his projects. Critics call him “the master of surrealism” and “the subversive prophet of the apocalypse.”

2014 Gołąb przysiadł na dachu i rozmyśla o egzystencji | Duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron, En | Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A
2007 Do ciebie, człowieku | Du levande | You, the Living
2000 Pieśni z drugiego piętra | Sånger från andra våningen | Songs from the Second Floor
1975 Giliap
1970 Historia miłosna | Kärlekshistoria, En | Swedish Love Story, A

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow