While the word “trilogy” usually conjures thoughts of blockbusters, it’s a term that’s not unfamiliar to the arthouse world. Richard Linklater closed off his ‘Before’ series last year and now a beloved international filmmaker is getting ready to finish on his own series. Roy Andersson will be premiering “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” at the Venice Film Festival, and the first trailer is here to provide a peek at the director’s unique perspective.
Following “Songs From The Second Floor” and “You, The Living,” ‘Pigeon’ is described as “the final part of a trilogy about being a human being.” The film stars Holger Andersson and Nisse Vestblom in the tale of two salesman whose experiences go far beyond whatever it is they’re peddling. Here’s the official synopsis:
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. A trip that shows us the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humour and tragedy that is in us, life’s grandeur as well as frailty of humanity.
“A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” will also screen at TIFF, but there’s no U.S. release date yet. Watch below.