The Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence at EUFF in Ottawa
The 30th annual European Union Film Festival runs from November 20 until December 10 in Ottawa. Sweden's contribution this year is Roy Anderson's A Pigeon Sat on a Branch reflecting on Existence. 30th European Union Film Festival ByTowne Cinema , Saturday, November 28, 2015, 6:35 pm
After having represented Sweden at previous Festivals with SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (EUFF 2002) and YOU, THE LIVING (EUFF 2010), Swedish master filmmaker Roy Andersson returns with his latest masterwork. Structured as a series of darkly comic vignettes, this astonishing mixture of the absurd, the hilarious, the shocking and the horrifying shifts between two loose narrative threads: in one, two hapless novelty salesmen wander around trying to sell their inventory of vampire fangs and rubber masks; in the other, Charles XII, Sweden’s most bellicose king, reappears in modern times to carry on his series of disastrous defeats. Shifting between reality and reverie, and including an impromptu musical number, PIGEON is a provocative, amusing and imaginative critique of our contemporary times. Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 71st Venice Film Festival and host of other international and Swedish awards, PIGEON is another masterpiece from one of the most original and poetic filmmakers alive.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 6:35 PM at BYTOWNE CINEMA on Rideau St.
For more information, visit the Canadian Film Institute's website.