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AFI EU Film Showcase: The Painted Bird

Date: 18 December 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: DCJCC

The Edlvitch DCJCC will screen Václav Marhoul's harrowing film "The Painted Bird" (Nabarvené ptáče) on December 18, at 7 pm, in connection to the AFI EU Film Showcase. Based on the celebrated novel by Jerzy Kosinsky, this staggering work of beauty follows the brutal hardships of a young, Jewish boy as he wanders the countryside during World War II in search of some respite from the atrocities of daily life. Featuring standout performances from Stellan Skarsgard and Harvey Keitel, this harrowing film overflows with incredible imagery shot in vivid black and white. (2019 Oscar Selection, Czech Republic)

Directed by Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Ukraine, 2019, 169 minutes, In Czech, German and Russian with English subtitles.
Co-presented by JxJ


December 18, at 7 pm
at Cafritz Hall, Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: https://www.edcjcc.org/event/the-painted-bird/

The film is screening as part of the AFI European Union Film Showcase. For additional films as part of the festival, please visit: