A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Curzon Film World
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
6 Oct 2014
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.