The Painted Bird
Celluloid Dreams, Pascale Ramonda
Petr Kotlár, Udo Kier, Lech Dyblik, Jitka Čvančarová, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands, Aleksey Kravchenko, Barry Pepper
Based on the acclaimed Jerzy Kosinski novel.
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 ignorant, 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.
Was born in 1960 in Prague. After graduation from the Prague Film Academy (FAMU) Marhoul worked for several years as a production assistant and later as deputy production manager. As a director he debuted in 2003, with the feature-length film SMART PHILIP, which received awards from various festivals including the Houston Film Festival. His second feature-length film TOBRUK (2008) received eight nominations for the Czech Lion awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA), as well as several awards at international festivals.
2019 The Painted Bird
2003 Mazaný Filip