The Painter And The Thief
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The Painter And The Thief

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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
General Admission
102 Mins
April
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When two paintings are stolen from an Oslo gallery, authorities are quick to arrest the culprits, yet unable to find any trace of the enormous, photorealistic artworks. Czech painter Barbora Kysilkova, whose paintings hold deep personal sentiment, attends the hearing of Karl-Bertil Nordland, her drug-addicted art thief, and though he is unable to tell her what happened to her work, Kysilkova convinces him to sit for a portrait as a form of catharsis.

Told across multiple years and portraits, Benjamin Ree’s documentary unfolds a story of vulnerability, connection, and the revelatory kinship that grows between artist and subject.

The Painter & The Thief is an unflinchingly honest portrait of bond emerging between an artist and her art thief, this moving, award-sweeping documentary asks whether second chances at life succeed.

English, Norwegian with English subtitles
April

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450