section Feature Film Competition


  • Václav Marhoul
  • A, CZ, SK
  • 2019
  • 169 Min

In the aftermath of the German invasion of Poland a Jewish boy hides on a farm. After the death of the farmer's wife the child begins an odyssey that leads to encounters with war-torn landscapes and souls. An uncompromising, lyrical arthouse drama about the dark side of human existence based on the eponymous novel by Jerzy Kosiński. Alongside an up-and-coming Petr Kotlár, international stars such as Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Barry Pepper and Lech Dyblik also feature.



original title THE PAINTED BIRD

international title THE PAINTED BIRD

german title THE PAINTED BIRD

JFBB section Feature Film Competition

  • director Václav Marhoul

country/countries A, CZ, SK

year 2019

duration 169 Min