Living Trilogy at ACMI: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

From 29 October until 15 November The Australian Centre for the moving image will screen A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting on Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron) – the final chapter in the award-winning ‘Living Trilogy’ from acclaimed Swedish director, Roy Andersson (Winner of the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival).

ACMI_A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

The film plays out in a series of linked and stand-alone vignettes. It opens with the signature Andersson character, static, Kabuki-style white face, staring into a museum cabinet with the taxidermied pigeon of the title looking back at him.

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“Songs From The Second Floor”

This quirky and provocative examination of being human follows Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (2000) and You, the Living (2007), both of which will also screen at ACMI.

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“You, The Living”

Roy Andersson’s ‘Living Trilogy’ will show from Monday 26 October to Sunday 15 November 2015. For more information, please visit the ACMI website.

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