Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Saturday 25 a las 21:20 h


Village Recoleta - Vicente López y Junín
Room: 2

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There actually is a pigeon here, in the beginning: a stuffed one, therewith past wondering; some zombie-like-looking human gawks at it in seemingly dull incomprehension. The film’s anti-heroes, a pair of salesmen specialized in fun novelties like vampire teeth (with extra-long fangs!) are met by similar gazes wherever they go... The title of Roy Andersson’s latest masterpiece is inspired by Pieter Breughel the Elder’s 1556 The Hunters in the Snow: The maestro wondered what the birds in the painting see, might make of those strange creatures we call humans, their (mis)deeds and (mis)adventures. Read: Andersson tries to look at life on Earth as if it were a civilization three solar systems away. To best do this, he once again build himself eerie, hyperrealist studio-reproductions of our world that looks and feels alien –a zombie-land explored one tableau barely vivant after the other. The end offers some of the most depressingly true sights contemporary cinema has on offer. Only the kindhearted and hopeful will survive. OM

Título original: En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron
Spanish title: Una paloma se sentó en una rama a reflexionar sobre la existencia
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 100
Seconds: 0

D, G: R. Andersson  

F: I. Borbás, G. Pálos  

E: A. Strauss  

DA: U. Jonsson, J. Tegström, N. Nilsson, S. Parment, I. Sjöstrand  

S: E. Baumung  

M: H. Jazzar, G. Sundberg  

P: P. Sandström  

PE: S. Nagel, I. Wiegand  

CP: Roy Andersson Filmproduktion  


H. Andersson, N. Westblom, C. Larsson, V. Gyllenberg, L. Törnros


Coproduction Office. Philippe Bober T +33 1 5602 6000

Wendsday 22 - 19:35 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2
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Thursday 23 - 22:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2
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Roy Andersson Suecia

He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1967. His filmography includes the shorts Something Happened (1987) and World of Glory (1991), as well as the features A Swedish Love Story (1970), Giliap (1975), Songs from the Second Floor (2000) and You, the Living (2007), all of which were screened in a retrospective of his work at the 10 th Bafici.

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