The Painted Bird Critics Consensus. Brutally uncompromising in its portrayal of Nazi Germany, The Painted Bird is a difficult watch that justifies its stark horror with searing impact.
The Painted Bird (Czech: Nabarvené ptáče) is a 2019 internationally co-produced black-and-white war drama film written, directed and produced by Václav Marhoul. It is an adaptation of Jerzy Kosiński's novel of the same name.
Jul 17, 2020 · Jerzy Kosinski’s 1965 novel The Painted Bird was controversial in many respects.At first, the controversy centered on the content, an unrelenting story of the sufferings of a young boy wandering the blasted landscape of World-War-II-riven Central Europe.
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"The Painted Bird" is beautiful looking, shot with 35mm film in glorious widescreen black and white. Unfortunately, the movie's unremitting miserabilism becomes monotonous. Yes, the book was unrelenting in its depiction of the atrocities of war and man's capacity for extreme cruelty, but it had texture and nuance.
Jul 15, 2020 · ‘The Painted Bird’ Review: Unsparing War Drama Is Roughest Watch of 2020 Czech filmmaker’s adaptation of controversial novel turns into an endurance test of sexual depravity and graphic violence
Strange as it is to say about a movie that runs 170 minutes, The Painted Bird is economical, in its own exhausting way. Director Václav Marhoul keeps everything chugging along, from one injustice to the next, each step of the journey sketched in quick, harsh brushstrokes.
- A.A. Dowd
Jul 15, 2020 · ‘The Painted Bird’ Review: A Gruesome Three-Hour Parade of Inhumanity Václav Marhoul's black-and-white film is an epic portrait of inhumanity in the tradition of "Come and See" and "The Tin ...
Sep 09, 2019 · The Child-Rape Holocaust Movie That’s Causing Festival Walkouts CONTROVERSIAL Filmmaker Václav Marhoul’s “The Painted Bird” is causing disgusted viewers to walk out at festivals ...
- Richard Porton