dir. Václav Marhoul, Czechia, Slovakia, Ukraine 2019, 169 min, drama
Official Entry (Czekia) Best International Feature 2020 Academy Awards.
A dramatic story about a six-year-old Jewish boy during World War II, who suffers unimaginable cruelty at the hands of the inhabitants of an anonymous village somewhere in Eastern Europe. “The main theme of ‘The Painted Bird’ is the problem of otherness. You don’t have to be of a different colour to be in trouble. It’s enough for you to think, express yourself, feel, understand or even dress differently, and most of society will immediately start persecuting you”. – Václav Marhoul. A black-and-white adaptation of Jerzy Kosiński’s bestselling novel. The film’s script received a special mention in the 7th ScripTeast in 2013. The film was screened in competition at the Venice festival and presented at the Toronto festival and Warsaw IFF 2019.
FESTIVALS, AWARDS: Venice IFF 2019, Toronto IFF 2019, Warsaw IFF 2019, Camerimage 2019
Language: Czech, German, Russian. Subtitles: Polish and English.
20.11.2019, WEDNESDAY, HELIOS Cinema, 8:00 PM
ADMISSION IS FREE. FREE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE CINEMA'S BOX OFFICE ON THE DAY OF THE SCREENING.