Eureka Entertainment have announced that Czech director Vaclav Marhoul’s film The Painted Bird will come to UK cinemas in March...
Based on Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial novel and directed, written and produced by Marhoul, The Painted Bird, features a "staggering" central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper.
Shot in crisp black and white 35mm and billed as "an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity," 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 on his own. Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.
The Painted Bird will be released in cinemas nationwide from 27th March 2020.
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