The Painted Bird

Directed by Václav Marhoul

Václav Marhoul’s adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s Holocaust novel is best approached with caution. The tale of a young Jewish boy who encounters the worst of humanity as he wanders Eastern Europe during World War II, the film is an unsparing plunge into darkest corners of the human soul. Shot in stunning detail by Vladimir Smutny in 35mm black-and-white.

170 minutes

Czech, German and Russian

Partial English

Country of origin:
Czech Republic, Great Britain and Slovak Republic

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