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    The Painted Bird

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    Eureka have this slated for Blu-ray soon.

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    Full press release for the Eureka Blu-ray.

    The cinematic masterpiece and movie adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial novel

    [For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release THE PAINTED BIRD on Blu-ray as a part of the Montage Pictures range from 16 November 2020. The Blu-ray will include the feature-length documentary 11 COLOURS OF THE BIRD, a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel. The first print run of 1000 copies will include a Limited-edition O-card Slipcase and Collector’s Booklet.

    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 Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film as “a monumental piece of work” rewarding the film with a five-star review.

    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 on his own. 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 simply depict the horror of war. It is an unflinching examination of the very worst of humanity.



    Available to order from:

    Eureka Store https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/the-painted-bird/

    SPECIAL BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS

    Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (1000 copies only) | 1080p presentation on Blu-ray | Optional English subtitles | 11 Colours of the Bird: The Making of ‘The Painted Bird’ [125 mins] – a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring an essay on the film by Jason Wood (1000 copies only)

    DETAILS:

    Label: Montage Pictures

    THE PAINTED BIRD Blu-ray

    PETR KOTLÁR | UDO KIER | STELLAN SKARSGÅRD | HARVEY KEITEL | JULIAN SANDS | BARRY PEPPER

    2019 | 169 MIN. | 2.39:1 OAR | CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA / UKRAINE | WAR / DRAMA

    B&W | Certificate 18 | Director VÁCLAV MARHOUL | Language SLAVIC ESPERANTO / CZECH / RUSSIAN / GERMAN | Subtitles ENGLISH (Optional) | 16 NOVEMBER 2020

    Blu-ray Cat. No. MON70403 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704037 | Blu-ray RRP £14.99

    PRESS

    "I can state without hesitation that this is a monumental piece of work” – Xan Brooks, The Guardian

    “There’s never been anything quite like it — an exquisitely crafted work of cinematic art putting radiant black-and-white photography in the service of indescribably shocking images that reflect the darkest of human impulses, as well as the unquenchable will to survive” – The Wall Street Journal

    “Heart-wrenching (…) an emotional three-hour punch in the stomach” - Hollywood Reporter

    "Gruelling but brilliant (…) a mesmerising travelogue.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

    “The film’s sheer unblinking stamina is as impressive as its pristine formal composure” - Guy Lodge, Variety

    KEY SELLING POINTS

    The Painted Bird has won ecstatic acclaim from the critics, with The Guardian’s Xan Brooks describing the film as “a monumental piece of work” rewarding the film with a five-star review | Includes the feature-length documentary 11 Colours Of The Bird, a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible 11-year process it took director Václav Marhoul to create the film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s controversial novel | Features Golden Globe-winning Actor Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl, Mamma Mia, Goodwill Hunting, Pirates of the Carribean, The Avengers) | Features Oscar-nominated Actor Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction) | Features Multi Award-Winning Actor Udo Kier (Blade, Suspiria, Shadow of the Vampire, Melancholia) | Features the Emmy Award-winning Actor Barry Pepper (The Kennedys, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile) | Features Julian Sands (The Killing Fields, A Room With A View) | Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2019 Camerimage | Winner of the Silver Hugo for Best Cinematography at the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival | Winner of the UNICEF Award at the 2019 Venice Film Festival | Slipcase & Collector’s Booklet Limited to 1000 copies only


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