Screener Squad: The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird Movie Review


This adaptation of the celebrated but controversial Jerzy Kosinski novel was long in coming. And that’s because, after seeing it the first question you ask yourself is, who had the courage to even make this thing? This black and white adaptation of the story of a young boy lost by himself in Poland in WWII is deeply difficult to watch but hard not to admire. Listen to Chris, Wright, Bradly, and Aaron deal with their complex feelings about it.


DIRECTED BY: Václav Marhoul

STARRING:Petr Kotlár, Nina Šunevič, Ala Sakalova, Udo Kier, Michaela Doležalová, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Júlia Vidrnáková, Lech Dyblik, Aleksei Kravchenko, Barry Pepper, Petr Vaněk, Radim Fiala, Jitka Čvančarová, Alexander Leopold Schank, Alexander Minaev, Pavel Kříž, Zdeněk Pecha, Milan Šimáček, Martin Nahálka, Dominik Weber, Andrej Polák, Filip Kaňkovský, Lukáš Hložek

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