The Painted Bird
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The Painted Bird

Thu
22
Thu Apr 22 1:00 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
General Admission
Unclassified 18+
169 Mins
April
Fri Apr 16

Thu Apr 22

Australian Premiere

NOMINEE · BEST FILM · VENICE FILM FESTVAL


Visually stunning, thematically unflinching, and nakedly brutal in its storytelling, The Painted Bird tells a critical perspective of a young Czech boy navigating the holocaust in World War 2. Backdropped against an equally haunting gothic rural landscape, the nameless boy wanders without destination, searching for sanctuary across dangerous lands.

Based on the international high profile source novel of the same name, director Václav Marhoul tells a story of endurance, sadism, humanity, and hope. Critically acclaimed, The Painted Bird is an eerie and often beautiful piece of work that pushes audiences well outside of their comfort zones, commanding any cinephile to experience, if only once.

Winner of Venice Film Festival’s UNICEF Award and shot in 35mm monochrome film, The Painted Bird features an eclectic line-up of heavyweight dramatic actors Stellan Skarsgard, Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, and introducing Peter Kotlar who offers a childs-eye view of the holocaust beyond his years.

★★★★★ “A monumental piece of work” – The Guardian 
April
Fri Apr 16

Thu Apr 22

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450