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The Painter And The Thief is available to stream Monday 3/1 – Thursday 3/4 (at 11:59 PM EST) with a suggested $5 donation. RSVP will open on Monday 3/1. 



93rd Academy Awards Documentary Feature Short List

2020 Sundance Film Festival – WINNER Special Jury Prize for Creative Storytelling

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.


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Run time: 102 mins
Director: Benjamin Ree
Producer: Ingvil Giske
The Painter And The Thief
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Astonishing portrait of two lost souls...

The Guardian

An unusual look at the slipperiness of the human condition.

The Hollywood Reporter

...a real-life occurrence so serendipitous that it feels almost scripted.

The New York Times

An astonishing documentary. The cinematic equivalent of a cubistportrait.


A tender psychosexual tale of art and ownership.