A Pigeon Sat on a Branch, Reflecting on Existence
With A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH, REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of “being a human being” 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, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.
This film screens at the Portland Museum of Art, co-presented by SPACE Gallery.
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015 6:30 PM SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 20152:00 PM