A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Like modern times' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. This film consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness... - with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand. The film creates a tension between the banal and the essential, the comic and the tragic - to show the dialectic and dynamic nature of existence, while shaping the thought that mankind is potentially heading towards apocalypse, but also that the outcome is in our hands.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource



  • Roy Andersson


  • Holger Andersson
  • Nisse Vestblom
  • Charlotta Larsson
  • Viktor Gyllenberg
  • Lotti Törnros
  • Jonas Gerholm
  • Ola Stensson
  • Oscar Salomonsson
  • Roger Olsen Likvern


  • Roy Andersson


  • Pernilla Sandström

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