Date of event: from 30 Oct 2020 Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF is a striking tale that explores an unconventional, fascinating relationship between artist and muse. As their budding friendship develops we are given intimate insights into their lives, troubles and passions.
Directed by Benjamin Ree
BFI London Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary
Winner of the Creative Storytelling Prize at Sundance
In cinemas and on demand from 30 October 2020
UK distribution: Dogwoof
More info, tickets and 'watch at home' links: www.thepainterandthethief.co.uk
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