THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Documentaries
Director: Benjamin Ree 2020 102 Minutes Ages 18+
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:10pm 102mins New Farm Six Cinemas
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Fri 09 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:30pm 102mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Sat 10 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:30am 147mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

When a Czech painter has two major paintings stolen from Oslo’s Gallery Nobel, she embarks on a quest to better understand the thief through the lens of compassion and forgiveness.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Creative Storytelling from the Sundance Film Festival 2020, The Painter and the Thief tells of an unexpected bond that grows between artist Barbora Kysilkova and the drug-addicted thief Karl-Bertil Nordland. After he is caught and charged for the 2015 theft, Kysilkova approaches him in court to ask, ‘I wonder if I could paint you?’. What follows is a complicated and deeply personal narrative exploring the risks of entwined co-dependency that can form between an artist and muse when they are drawn to each other’s troubled histories.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 18+
Country:Norway
Language:English and Norwegian, with English subtitles
Director:Benjamin Ree
Producer:Ingvil Giske
Cast:Karl Bertil-Nordland, Barbora Kysilkova
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment