UK Jewish Film Preview: The Painted Bird18

UK Jewish Film Preview: The Painted Bird

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  • Sun 2 Feb
    19:30 This film will be with English subtitles

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  • Sun 2 Feb
  • 170 minutes
  • Director: Václav Marhoul
  • Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko
  • Czech Republic (2019)
  • This film is subtitled


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. 

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