The Painter and the Thief
- US / Norway
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Benjamin Ree
- Cast: Barbora Kysilkova, Karl Bertil-Nordland
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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 Thief26 Oct 2020
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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