The Painted Bird
  • 27th Mar 2020
  • 2 hrs 49 mins

Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kosinskinovel, The Painted Birdis ameticulous 35mm Black &White evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of WWII.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. As he struggles for survival, he suffers extraordinary brutality meted out by ignorant, superstitious peasants and witnesses terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers - both Russian and German.

Cast
Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Lech Dyblik, Petr Kotlár, Jitka Cvancarová
Director
Václav Marhoul
Writer
Vàclav Marhoul
Producer
Vàclav Marhoul
Genre
Drama, War