A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence
A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence

A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence

Director Roy Andersson

Production year 2014

Length 101min.

Country Sweden/Norway/France/Germany


Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesman peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humor and tragedy that is in us, life’s grandeur as well as frailty of humanity.


Roy Andersson
Roy Andersson



Pernilla Sandström


Roy Andersson

Director of Photography

István Borbás, Gergely Pálos

Production designer

Frank Aron Gårdsø


Felix Aneer


Felix Aneer


Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Lotti Törnros

Production company(ies)

Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB Sibyllegaten 24, SE-114 42 Stockholm, Sweden

Roy Andersson

Director and writer, known for A Swedish Love Story, Songs from the Second Floor, and You, the Living.


Visiting One's Son (1967, short), The White Match (1968, doc.), To Fetch a Bike (1968, short), Lördagen den 5.10 (1969), A Swedish Love Story (1970), Giliap (1975), Så fruktansvärt onödigt (1979, doc.), Trygare kan ingen vara (1980, short), Something Has Happened (1987, short), World of Glory (1991, short), Songs from the Second Floor (2000), You, the Living (2007), A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014).

FILMS 2015