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


Benjamin Ree





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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