Abstraction vs. realism

I’ve been watching interviews with Roy Andersson about A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, a film I saw a few months ago and fell in love with. It’s what inspired me to take the short film I’m working on now in a more absurd, abstract direction.

Now I appreciate the abstraction more than realism, of course. It’s more interesting… there are not so many details as in realism, but because of that you have the feeling that it’s richer than realism, because you have contact with your fantasy more.

– Roy Andersson