The Painter and the Thief

The Painter and the Thief

Norway | 2020 | 102 min. | Benjamin Ree

May 22 - June 11, 2020

Virtual SIFF Cinema

Desperate for answers about the theft of her two 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.

Synopsis courtesy NEON 

  • Director: Benjamin Ree
  • Country: Norway
  • Year: 2020
  • Running Time: 102 min.
  • Producer: Ingvil Giske
  • Cinematographers: Benjamin Ree, Kristoffer Kumar
  • Editors: Robert Stengård
  • Music: Uno Helmersson
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Sundance 2020 (World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling)
  • Filmography: Magnus (2016)
  • Language: English, Norwegian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes