The Painted Bird

Director: Václav Marhoul

Actors: Barry Pepper, Harvey Keitel

Release Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Genre(s): Drama, War

Running time: 169 minutes

A movie adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial novel, 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.