The Painted Bird

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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The Painted Bird: 'My film isn't depraved. It's truthful'
Its shocking scenes had traumatised critics fighting for the exits. Yet those who stayed were moved by its portrayal of human evil – which director Václav Marhoul says is all too real

Steve Rose

16, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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War epics, airmen and young Sopranos: essential films for 2020
Daniel Craig bows out as Bond, the original Ghostbusters make a slimy return and Dickens gets a razor-sharp reboot – our preview of movie highlights this year

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Painted Bird review – savage, searing three-hour tour of hell
Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel and Udo Kier star in this phantasmagorical horror about eastern Europe that saw half the Venice audience walk out. I couldn’t look away

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2019 @5:09 PM

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