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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF (2020): New Trailer For Documentary about Barbora Kysilkova, The Czech Artist Who Befriended The Man Who Stole Her Paintings

The Painter and the Thief (2020), Barbora Kysilkova, Neon
The Painter and the Thief (2020), Barbora Kysilkova, Neon

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Painter and the Thief (2020).

Directed by Benjamin Ree, The Painter and the Thief is a new documentary about Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova. After two of her paintings are stolen, Kysilkova seeks out the culprit and asks him to sit for a portrait.

What follows is an inextricable bond between the artist and thief. The kind of bond that leads to Kysilkova becoming the thief’s closest ally when he’s severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care.

My hope is that things don’t end too badly for either party, especially Kysilkova.

This trailer also has me thinking about the lengths a person will go in the name of loneliness without even realising that loneliness is the motivator. I’m looking forward to understanding what Ree’s film has to say about the specific human experiences of her very interesting subjects.

The Painter and the Thief Release Dates: May 22nd, 2020 (US)…

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