The Painted Bird in Selected Cinemas (UK & Ireland) and Streaming NOW

 

Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry PepperThe Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film as “a monumental piece of work” rewarding the film with a five-star review.

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.

Shot in crisp black and white 35mm – Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird does far more than simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

 

The Painted Bird will be available to STREAM via the following digital platforms from 11 September 2020:

Amazon Prime Video

BFI Player

Curzon Home Cinema

IFI@HOME

Rio Cinema Online

Vimeo On Demand

 

The Painted Bird will be screening at the following cinemas:

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

London; Curzon Soho; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

London; Curzon Wimbledon; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

London; BFI Southbank; 11 September 2020 (4 Days) Book Now

London; Cine Lumiere; 11,13,14 & 16 September 2020 (4 Days) Book Now

Dublin; Irish Film Institute; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Manchester; Home; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Newcastle; Tyneside Cinema; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Dundee, DCA; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Nottingham, Broadway; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Ipswich, Ipswich Film Theatre; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Lewes; Depot; 11 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Hereford; Courtyard; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details 

Penarth, Snowcat Cinema; 11 September 2020 [Screening Virtually] Details

Oban; Oban Phoenix Cinema; 11 September 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 18 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Manchester; Home; 18 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

London; Arthouse, Crouch End; 18 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

London; Riverside Studios; 18 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Sheffield; Showroom; 18 September 2020 (7 Days)

Bristol; Watershed; 18, 19 & 20 September 2020 (3 Days) Book Now

Dublin; Light House Cinema; 18 September 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Malvern; Malvern Theatres; 18 September 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Oban; Oban Phoenix Cinema; w/c 18 September 2020 (2 Days – See Box Office for Details) Book Now

London; Curzon Soho; 19, 21 & 23 September 2020 Book Now

London; BFI Southbank; 20 September 2020 (1 Day)

London; Genesis Cinema; 20 September 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Aberdeen; Belmont Filmhouse; 25 September 2020 (7 Days) Book Now

Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), 25, 26 & 29 September 2020 (3 Days)

Edinburgh; Filmhouse; Coming Back, Dates TBC

Colchester; Firstsite; 27 September 2020 (1 Day) Book Now

Derby; Quad; 29 & 30 September 2020 (2 Days)

Kendal; Brewery Arts Centre; 2-8 October 2020 (2 Screenings – Dates TBC)

Wells-next-the-sea; Wells Maltings; 17 October 2020 (1 Day)

Killarney; Cinema Killarney; 10 November 2020 (1 Day)

 

The Painted Bird has previous screened at the following venues:

London; Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley; 2 February 2020 [Preview Screening – Supported by The Jewish Film Festival] (1 Day)

Glasgow; Cineworld Renfrew Street; 1 & 2 March 2020 [Preview Screenings at the Glasgow Film Festival] (2 Days)

Aberystwyth; Arts Centre; 22 March 2020 [Preview Screening as part of the Wales One World (WOW) Film Festival] (1 Day)

London; Curzon Bloomsbury; 4 September 2020 [Members Only Preview Screening]

London; Curzon Soho; 4 September 2020 [Members Only Preview Screening]

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