The Painted Bird

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Title

The Painted Bird

Director

Václav Marhoul

Producer

Václav Marhoul

Nationality

Czech Republic & Slovakia, Ukraine

Year

2019

Duration

169 min

Language

Slavic Esperanto

Format

35 mm

Ratio

1:2,35

Original Title

The Painted bird

Synopsis

Synopsis




A little boy is sent by his parents to love with a foster mother in a village somewhere in eastern Europe in an attempt to save him from the mass extermination of the Jews. The foster mother unexpectedly dies, however, and the little boy is forced to make his way all alone in an unfriendly world where only local rules, prejudice and superstition prevail. His attempts to survive after the war are replaced by a different kind of struggle. A struggle with himself, a struggle for his soul, for his future...

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Press

About the novel

"One of the best… Written with
deep sincerity and sensitivity".

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Extraordinary... staggering… one of the most powerful books I have ever read.“

HARPER´S MAGAZINE

"Nothing stands higher... A
magnificent work of art and a
celebration of the individual will. No one who reads it will forget it.“

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Cast & Crew

Stellan Skarsgard Dune, Nymphomaniac
Harvey Keitel The Irishman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Pulp Fiction
Barry Pepper Kill The Messenger, Saving Private Ryan, True Grit, The Green Mile
Julian Sands The Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Ocean 13, Dexter, Room with a View
Udo Kier Downsizing, Melancholia, Bacurau, American Animals
Petr Kotlár
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER Václav Marhoul
Based on the Best Selling book by Jezry Kosinski
CINEMATOGRAPHER Vladimir Smutny
PRODUCTION COMPANY Silver Screen
CO-PRODUCERS Czech Television
Alexander Kushaev
Eduard & Milada Kucera
Certicon
Innogy
Richard Kaucky
Slovak Television
Directory Films