Anton, disappointed by life seeks a solitary existence but a by chance meeting forces him to make a decision to either remain in solitude or engage with another human.
Rooftop Blues is the story of Anton who after being disappointed by the people closest to him has lost trust and seeks solitude. Anton’s feelings towards everyday life are mixed with pressure and claustrophobia. Thus, every day he retreats to a building which from the outside appears to be ready for demolition and where he hides to avoid contact with other human beings. Spending the days with carefree activities makes him feel happy and the notion to have left the madness of the outside world behind allows him to relax. But when he observes two canodeling pigeons he is struck by a strong emotion of loneliness and frustration. Anton dwells in thoughts and is annoyed when he discovers that his shoe has hit Lena. He is now forced to make a decision to either get the shoe and interact with Lena or leave it. He decides to approach her and after feeling slightly annoyed being held up she feels curious who that person is that hides up there. At first he feels nervous interacting with Lena but her smile encourages him to ask her to go for a coffee. In the end Anton realizes fleeing from reality can make one very isolated and that opening up to others can be enriching.