Painter and the Thief

[A] nuanced and beguiling new documentary about the various things we all take from each other.

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The Painter and the Thief

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.
Not Rated
Runtime
102
Language
English
Director
Benjamin Ree
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Debruge, Variety

Incredible. That’s the word that comes to mind with Benjamin Ree’s “The Painter and the Thief,” a stranger-than-fiction friendship story in which vérité techniques produce unbelievable results. I don’t mean to imply that this astonishing documentary isn’t truthful. Rather, I’m in awe of how things ...

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