Sunday, 15 March 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 91: Wed Apr 1

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Andersson, 2014):
Curzon Bloomsbury, 6pm



Here's a special preview screening of a much-anticipated film which opens on 24 April.

Curzon introduction:
Completing the trilogy comprising Songs From the Second Floor and You, The Living, Swedish director Roy Andersson confirms that he is one of the most singular voices in contemporary cinema with his latest cinematic oddity. Featuring his off-kilter black humour and his trademark tableaux compositions, the film, inspired by Bruegel's painting 'Hunters in the Snow' and Dostoevsky, looks at the tragic consequences of being and questions, given man's inhumanity, what hope there is for our continuing existence. Funny, moving and deliberately provocative, it's like Laurel and Hardy (the film features two travelling practical joke salesman amongst its other coterie of oddballs) coming face to face with Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (2014) and is destined to become a film that lingers in the collective memory. 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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