A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective

England

2015

Total project grant (euros)

45,700

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective

Call number

23/2014

Call publication date

6 Oct 2014

Application deadline

4 Dec 2014

Result publication date

24 Apr 2015

UK release date

24 Apr 2015

With A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Swedish director Roy Andersson completes the trilogy comprising Songs From the Second Floor and You, The Living, confirming his singular voice in contemporary cinema.

This latest cinematic oddity is a reflection on the human condition which unfolds in thirty nine meticulously composed tableaux vivants. One constant through this magical mystery tour of suffering, indulgence and melancholy is the pair of travelling salesmen who are spectacularly unsuccessful in their attempts to hawk novelty items and bring a little fun into people’s lives. 

The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Curzon has also received funding from Creative Europe to support the release of European films in the UK through the Automatic Distribution scheme.

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