An adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial novel about a lone child traversing the perilous terrain of Eastern Europe at the end of World War II.
Shot in stark black and white, ‘The Painted Bird’ is an immersive and unflinching portrait of the depths humanity can reach in its worst moments of desperation, eliciting phantasmagorical horror out of a historical setting.
Wandering through the desecrated countryside, an unnamed boy is entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution.
Following a tragedy, he is on his own – and encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality in return.
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Standard £8.00 Concession £7.00 Member £6.50
Length: 170 mins
Director: Václav Marhou
Cast: Petr Kotlar, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgard, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Barry Pepper
Language: With English Subtitles