The National: Five unforgettable films at this year’s ADFF
The Academy Awards may be four months away, but let’s go ahead and give the award for best film title to A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (or, as it rolls off the tongue in Swedish, En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron). It’s not quite Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes or even Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, but it’s impressive nonetheless.
“The Swedish pigeon movie”, which screens tomorrow as part of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival [ADFF], is also entertaining; it won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival in September and boasts a whopping 93 (out of 100) rating on the reviews-aggregating website Metacritic.
“After watching this picture, you will remember this title well,” says Teresa Cavina, ADFF’s director of programming. “You think about it after. It comes back to your mind again and again and again.”
Here are five films screening at ADFF this weekend, including A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, that we think will stick with you.
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