WHO’S IN IT?
Petr Kotlár (film debut), Nina Šunevič (film debut), Ala Sakalova (film debut), Udo Kier (Epidemic), Michaela Doležalová (Lezáky 42), Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), Julian Sands (The Killing Fields), Júlia Vidrnáková (film debut), Lech Dyblik (The Revenge), Aleksei Kravchenko (Come and See), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), Petr Vaněk (Child 44), Radim Fiala (Dark Blue World), Jitka Čvančarová (Men in Hope)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Václav Marhoul (Tobruk), director, writer, producer; Aleksandr Kushaev (How I Ended This Summer), producer; Vladimír Smutný (Dark Blue World), cinematographer; Ludek Hudec (Smart Philip), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During the final days of the Second World War, a young Jewish boy (Kotlár) is sent by his parents to live with relatives in Eastern Europe to avoid persecution. However, when tragedy strikes, the boy is forced to take care of himself on his own…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Told in brutal black-and-white cinematography, The Painted Bird is an essential piece of world cinema that hits on some truly devastating aspects of life in war-torn Europe.