ROTTERDAM 2015: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE BY ROY ANDERSSON
By Tara Judah
Though I am sure the dialogue is filled with nuanced witticisms – Andersson is known for his deadpan humor – every frame is a carefully composed artwork. His painterly compositions are captivating and, after some early frustration at my compulsion to read the subtitles I couldn’t understand, I found it liberating to exclude language from the experience. I looked more pointedly at the images and I noticed things I think I would have missed, on a first viewing, at least.