Fri 11 - Wed 16 Sept

The Painted Bird

Cert. 18

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169 mins

in Slavic Esperanto, Czech, Russian and German with EN subs

CZE/SVK/UKR | 2019 | dir. Václav Marhoul with Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper

Set towards the close of WWII, the film follows the journey of a boy entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is soon on his own and wanders through the desecrated countryside. Beautifully shot in 35mm and in black & white, The Painted Bird has been deemed ‘a monumental piece of work’ by Xan Brooks in The Guardian.

From 11 Sept

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