From Thursday October 15: The Painted Bird
Directed by: Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic, 2020, 169 min.
With: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Petr Kotlár
During the Second World War, a Jewish boy stays with his foster mother in Eastern Europe. If she dies, he has to make it alone. Plagued by hunger and cold, the child travels abused and chased by the primitive population from village to village. Meanwhile, he witnesses the terrifying violence of the brutal Russian and German soldiers. By the end of the war, the tough years have left their mark on the boy and he has changed forever. Based on Jerzy Kosinski’s acclaimed bestseller.