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IDA Documentary Screening Series presents ‘The Painter and the Thief’


October 29, 2020 • 6:00 pm PDT


The International Documentary Association (IDA) is bringing together both films and their creators to industry insiders and film enthusiasts from October to January. This year’s Screening Series takes place online and is accessible from anywhere in the world. Films are available on demand for IDA members exclusively. Post-film conversation live streams with filmmakers and subjects are open to the public for FREE.

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.

Join Director & Cinematographer Benjamin Ree, as well as main film subjects Barbora Kysilkova, the painter and Karl-Bertil Nordland, the thief; for a digital conversation moderated by Eric Kohn, Executive Editor & Chief Critic at IndieWire. Closed-captioned and ASL interpreted.