Enzian On Demand
The Painter and the Thief
Winner! Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2020
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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.
Norway, 2020, 102 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Benjamin Ree
"A stranger-than-fiction friendship story in which verité techniques produce unbelievable results."—Peter Debruge, VARIETY
"A warm, moving, and often astonishing look at these two remarkable yet deeply flawed individuals. Score: A"—Jason Gorber, POV MAGAZINE
"A mesmerizing, and potentially transgressive, investigation into just how far the documentary form can be torn apart and put back together."—Barry Hertz, GLOBE AND MAIL
"[A] nuanced and beguiling new documentary about the various things we all take from each other."—David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE
"An intriguing tale of lost souls and found redemption."—Stephen Whitty, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"An engrossing Norwegian documentary born of the unlikely but resilient bond between a young female artist and a career criminal who stole two of her large canvases."—Todd McCarthy, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER