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The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird – Virtual Cinema Release

10th September 2020

The Courtyard have teamed up with Eureka Entertainment on the new Virtual Release of The Painted Bird. We are offering our audiences an exclusive 10% off digital film viewing with code: CYPB10.

Showing in Cinemas and on Selected Digital platforms from Friday 11 September 2020.

Watch the film here

Get an exclusive 10% off with the code CYPB10

The Painted Bird (18)

“a monumental piece of work ★★★★★” Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“★★★★★” The Irish Times,  “★★★★★” The Radio Times, “★★★★★” The Hollywood News, “★★★★” Empire, “★★★★” Total Film, “★★★★” Little White Lies, “★★★★” Flickering Myth

Czech director Vaclav Marhoul’s cinematic masterpiece The Painted Bird is a movie adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial novel about a lone Jewish boy wandering through a cruel obstacle course of survival and abuse in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II.

The movie was originally due for release in cinemas nationwide on 27 March 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced it to be rescheduled.

Featuring a staggering central performance from the young Petr Kotlár. Alongside a star-studded international ensemble including Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper.

The film follows the journey of a boy, entrusted by his Jewish parents to an elderly foster mother in an effort to escape persecution. Following a tragedy, the boy is alone. Wandering through the desecrated countryside, the boy encounters villagers and soldiers whose own lives have been brutally altered, and who are intent on revisiting this brutality on the boy. When the war ends, the boy has been changed, forever.

Shot in crisp black and white 35mm. Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird does far more than depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.

WARNING: This film is rated 18 and contains strong violence, sexual violence and disturbing scenes

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