Pigeon Sat on a Branch, A (2014): Roy Anderson’s Venice Film Fest Top Winner

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch, which beat out Birdman for the Golden Lion at Venice Film Fest, is finally getting a theatrical release one year later.

It’s the last panel of Swedish director Roy Andersson’s trilogy “about being a human being,” following Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living.

The comedy takes an absurdist view of human existence through a series of vignettes, loosely tied together by two travelling salesmen.

Andersson’s distinctive style – precise, static, deep focus long shots – is manifest here.

Darren Aronofsky, who was president of the Venice jury, lends his name to the film’s release.