The Painted Bird2019
The Painted Bird (2019)
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Critic Reviews for The Painted Bird
It's always starkly compelling as a reminder of why war survival stories are essential to our understanding of innocence and beastliness.
With more restraint this could have been a masterpiece; as it is, it's one only for arthouse connoisseurs with very strong stomachs.
I can state without hesitation that this is a monumental piece of work and one I'm deeply glad to have seen. I can also say that I hope to never cross its path again.
It's tough to amply describe the film's relentlessly brutal pleasures, but those who have seen films like Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood, Robert Bresson's Mouchette or Elem Klimov's Come and See might have an idea of the grim terrain we're on here.
Adapted from Jerzy Kosinski's 1965 novel of the same title, The Painted Bird receives its ideal film treatment in Vaclav Marhoul's heart-wrenching Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia co-production.
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