The Painter and the Thief

The Painter and the Thief
  • 2020
  • US / Norway
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Benjamin Ree
  • Cast: Barbora Kysilkova, Karl Bertil-Nordland

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Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

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The Painter and the Thief

26 Oct 20204 stars

Benjamin Ree's award-winning, stranger-than-fiction documentary focuses on an unlikely friendship

The winner of Best Documentary Feature at this year's London Film Festival, which also picked up a Creative Storytelling prize at Sundance, tells the tale of a bizarre and remarkable friendship. It follows two troubled souls who overcome the unpleasant…

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