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Sweden Enters Roy Andersson’s ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch’ into Oscar Race

Sweden Enters Roy Andersson's 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch' into Oscar Race

Released earlier this year by Magnolia Pictures, Roy Andersson’s absurd fantasy about two salesman peddling novelty items through a series of archly tragicomic tableaux is Sweden’s pick for the foreign Oscar.

Winner of last year’s Golden Lion in Venice, the film garnered great reviews in its limited run, rounding out a trilogy of films that started with "Songs from the Second Floor" and "You the Living." (Our review here.)

Other recent additions to the 2015 foreign Oscar race include Germany’s "Labyrinth of Lies" and Kazakhstan’s "Stranger."

Last year’s foreign Oscar candidate out of Sweden, "Force Majeure," made the shortlist but did not land among the final five.

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