The Painted Bird - Expat Cinema Rotterdam
Václav Marhoul
Miss seeing international films because you can’t yet keep up with the Dutch subtitles? Want to meet fellow expats and new Dutch folks. Love cinema. Then this is the event for you! Curated international films with English subtitles.

Due to the new corona measures there’s only place for 30 people and there won’t be drinks afterwards because our cafe/restaurant is closed.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II. The film follows the journey of the Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the country-side, from village to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, the Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German. When the war ends, the Boy has been changed, forever.

 

Text: Filmfestival Venetië

 

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Tsjechië
2020
169’
Tsjechisch gesproken
Engels ondertiteld
Geweld Grof taalgebruik
Miss seeing international films because you can’t yet keep up with the Dutch subtitles? Want to meet fellow expats and new Dutch folks. Love cinema. Then this is the event for you! Curated international films with English subtitles.

Due to the new corona measures there’s only place for 30 people and there won’t be drinks afterwards because our cafe/restaurant is closed.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird is a meticulous 35mm black and white evocation of wild, primitive Eastern Europe at the bloody close of World War II. The film follows the journey of the Boy, entrusted by his persecuted parents to an elderly foster mother. The old woman soon dies and the Boy is on his own, wandering through the country-side, from village to farmhouse. As he struggles for survival, the Boy suffers through extraordinary brutality meted out by the superstitious peasants and he witnesses the terrifying violence of the efficient, ruthless soldiers, both Russian and German. When the war ends, the Boy has been changed, forever.

 

Text: Filmfestival Venetië

 

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