The Painter and the Thief (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 47m

_“An unexpected, multi-layered journey of eye-opening discovery… breathtaking to watch.” - Little White Lies

“A mesmerizing, and potentially transgressive, investigation into just how far the documentary form can be torn apart and put back together.” - Globe and Mail_

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.

“Astonishing… the cinematic equivalent of a cubist portrait, in which an artist and her unlikely muse are made to overlap, revealing unexpected dimensions of one another over time.” - Variety

Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling

Director

Benjamin Ree

Language(s)

English

Bonus Content

Conversation with Director Benjamin Ree and Executive Producer Morgan Neville
Sundance Q&A Opening Night
Singapore, 16 August (Sunday) 8:00pm Zoom Q&A session

THANK YOU to all who joined us for the special Zoom Q&A session with Director Benjamin Ree and Painter Barbora Kysilkova!!

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