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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Directed by Roy Andersson

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Andersson’s new film mirrors a bird’s panoramic perspective of the

A Swedish Love Story

Directed by Roy Andersson

Andersson’s first feature, his thesis project at the Swedish Film Institute, was a great critical and popular success in his

Songs from the Second Floor

Directed by Roy Andersson

Anderson won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for this first part of a “trilogy about being a

You, the Living

Directed by Roy Andersson

You, the Living hilariously explores man’s existence, behavior, thoughts, worries, happiness, sorrow, and a profound longing for validation and love



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.