15 certificateA Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a Film programme that first aired in 2014 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a 4 star programme

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

Roy Andersson's Golden Bear-winning film is composed of a succession of vignettes which range from slightly odd to wilfully absurd, offering a downbeat worldview that combines the hilarious with the horrific. Loosely framed around the exploits of a pair of travelling salesmen haplessly attempting to peddle novelty goods, the 37 scenes are otherwise unconnected, covering events as disparate as a predatory flamenco teacher manhandling one of her students, and a ferry's canteen worker attempting to give away a dead man's meal. Underscoring much of the film is a jaunty soundtrack which adds to the comic surrealism of the piece, while the static cameras used throughout lend a stillness and peculiar distance to the proceedings. First screening on Channel 4.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2014

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 Tomorrow, 1:50am and on Channel 4 Plus 1 Tomorrow, 2:50am. See more...

Cast

Holger Andersson...Jonathan
Nils Westblom...Sam
Charlotta Larsson...Lotta
Viktor Gyllenberg...Karl XII
Lotti Törnros...Flamenco Teacher
Jonas Gerholm...Lonesome Lieutnant
Ola Stensson...Cap./Barber
Oscar Salomonsson...Dancer
Roger Olsen Likvern...Caretaker
Wilhelm Rising...Man at the busstop
Mats Ryden...Man at the busstop