The Painted Bird | TIFF

The Painted Bird

(Czech Republic)

Directed by:
Václav Marhoul
Cast:
Petr Kotlar, Nina Shunevych, Alla Sokolova, Udo Kier, Michaela Doležalová
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2020
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Synopsis:

This film is not suitable for children.The Boy is entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the country-side, from village to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the ignorant, superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German. When the war ends, The Boy has been changed, forever.

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