Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kozinski novel, THE PAINTED BIRD is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II.
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, wandering through the country-side, from village to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German. When the war ends, The Boy has been changed, forever.
About the novel
"One of the best… Written withTHE NEW YORK TIMES
deep sincerity and sensitivity".
"Extraordinary... staggering… one of the most powerful books I have ever read.“HARPER´S MAGAZINE
"Nothing stands higher... ALOS ANGELES TIMES
magnificent work of art and a
celebration of the individual will. No one who reads it will forget it.“
Cast & Crew
|Stellan Skarsgaard||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|
|DIRECTOR & PRODUCER||Václav Marhoul|
|Based on the Best Selling book by||Jerzy Kosinski|
|PRODUCTION COMPANY||Silver Screen|
|Eduard & Milada Kucera|
|Radio and Television Slovakia|