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The Painted Bird | Nabarvené ptáče

CZ, SK, UA > 169 min. > 2019 > fiction

Director >
Václav Marhoul
Screenplay > Jerzy Kosiński
DoP > Vladimír Smutný
Cast > Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Lech Dyblik, Jitka Čvančarová, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Aleksey Kravchenko, Barry Pepper, Júlia Valentová

Production > Silver Screen (CZ)
Co-production > Directory Films (UA), CertiCon (CZ), innogy (CZ), Richard Kaucký (CZ), Eduard & Milada Kučera (CZ), PubRes (SK), Czech Television (CZ), Radio and Television Slovakia (SK)

Supported by > Creative Europe - MEDIA, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech Film Fund, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Ukrainian State Film Agency 


The film follows the journey of The Boy, 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 countryside from village to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, The Boy suffers 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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Slovak Co-producer:


Celluloid Dreams / Pascale Ramonda,

Celluloid Dreams / Francois-Nicolas Descombes
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Silver Screen
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+421 2 5263 4203  


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published: 11.08.2021
updated: 13.08.2021