Wed, 21 Oct | Big Screen Cinemas - Caloundra

The Painter and the Thief (Norway)

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings and makes him her muse. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn...
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The Painter and the Thief (Norway)

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21 Oct 2020, 7:00 pm
Big Screen Cinemas - Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

When two paintings are stolen from Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova, the police catch the thieves within a few days. But the paintings are never found. Barbora attends the court case hoping to find clues for where they can be but finds herself compelled to walk over to one of the criminals to ask another question: “I wonder if I could paint you?” Thief Karl-Bertil answers without hesitation: “That would be possible.” Thus begins the relationship between an artist and her unlikely muse—which soon evolves into an even more unlikely friendship. Barbora eventually becomes Karl-Bertil’s closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows a remarkable story of human connectionthat takes turns that one could never have imagined.

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