A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015), Roy Andersson ★★★★★

The final film in Roy Andersson’s Living trilogy (the first 2: Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the living (2007)). Like Jacques Tati, Andersson uses every inch of the screen, and characters in the background, far and near, contribute to each scene. I actually saw this playing at my favorite theater (which shows the majority of the limited releases in this town) but I hesitated, and didn’t realize it was a Roy Andersson film. One day I will see one of his films on the big screen. This viewing was through an Amazon UK Artificial Eye region 2 dvd.

A shilling for a shot glass is the price you have to pay, when you drink at Limping Lotta’s bar in Gothenburg – the best scene in the film – sung to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

And if the truth be known, I saw this on Wednesday!  And then it’s Wednesday again…


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