Films screening at this event

The Painted Bird

Director
Václav Marhoul
Cast
Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Barry Pepper
Country
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Ukraine
Year
2019
Duration
169 min
Rating
18

Warning: Film contains scenes of extreme violence and a sexual nature, and nudity. 

Separated from his parents, a Jewish nameless boy wanders through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, unfalteringly looking for a glimmer of hope in a world of extreme brutality. Based on the 1965 novel by Jerzy Kosiński, The Painted Bird, which premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, is a nightmarish experience, but, shot in 35mm monochrome, also ravishingly beautiful. It is a film about humanity at its most savage state, and its near miraculous ability to reform itself. A challenging yet unmissable masterpiece.

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