The Painter and the Thief

The Painter and the Thief

Barbora Kysilkova, a Czech painter living in Oslo receives a distress phone call from a gallerist - two of her paintings were stolen. Hoping to learn what happened, Barbora approaches one of the thieves.

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Barbora Kysilkova, a Czech painter, lived in Oslo received a distress phone call from a gallerist. Two men had finagled their way into the Galleri Nobel in broad daylight, and made off with two works. Both were hers. Hoping to learn what happened, Barbora approaches one of the thieves, Karl-Bertil Nordland, at his criminal hearing. She asks if she can paint his portrait and, in a contrite tone, he agrees.



  • projection time:
    102 min.
  • country/year:
    Norway / 2020
  • director:
    Benjamin Ree
  • pictures:
    Benjamin Ree, Kristoffer Kumar
  • production:
    Ingvil Giske / Medieoperatorene, VGTV
  • awards :
    2020 – FF Sundance: Nagroda World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling

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