The Painter and the Thief

Showed at Images 5/22/2020–5/28/2020

Starring: Barbora Kysilkova

Click here to watch The Painter and the Thief. $3.99 for a 3-day rental.

Images Online is a virtual effort by Images Cinema to continue to introduce the best new films to our community while we are temporarily closed. Films can be watched online on your at-home screens. The cost of each online “ticket” sold will be split between film distributor Neon and Images Cinema, so each rental will directly help the theater weather these challenging times. Thanks to the filmmakers for their partnership, and thanks to you, our film-loving community, for your continued support of Images.

The Painter and the Thief
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.

"The film’s sustained intimacy speaks highly of the trust the subjects came to feel for the filmmaker, who is able to cut to the quick as he follows and reveals their life phases while also maintaining a filmmaker’s discreet distance. It’s an unusual look at the slipperiness of the human condition." — The Hollywood Reporter

  • Director: Benjamin Ree
  • Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Ignore the show times. We are pleased to present The Painter and the Thief as a part of Images Online, available May 22 through June 4. Every online purchase or rental directly benefits Images Cinema.