The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird  

Directed by Vaclav Marhoul 
Language: Czech | German | Russian | Latin with English Subtitles 
Duration: 169 mins 
Rating: 18 -strong violence, sexual violence, disturbing scenes 
Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko  

I can state without hesitation that this is a monumental piece of work and one I'm deeply glad to have seen”  ★★★★★ - The Guardian 

Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kosiński novel, THE PAINTED BIRD is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II.

The film follows the journey of The Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the countryside, from village to village, farmhouse to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German.

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The Painted Bird

18 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020