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THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF

Benjamin Ree
NO 2020    102'
⚬ Arts & Culture ⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

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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Director

Benjamin Ree

Producer

Ingvil Giske

Production Company

Medieoperatørene

Cinematography

Benjamin Ree, Kristoffer Kumar

Editor

Robert Stengård

Music

Uno Helmersson

Sound

Svenn Jakobsen

Awards

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award
for Creative Storytelling 

Sundance 2020

Festivals

Sundance 2020

Rotterdam IFF 2020

CPH:DOX 2020

One World 2020

Thessaloniki Doc Fest 2020

DocAviv 2020

Krakow FF 2020

Sydney FF 2020

Film Details

Runtime 102'
Spoken Languages English, Norwegian
Production Countries Norway

Biography

Benjamin Ree (b. 1989) has made 15 short documentaries, including DREAMING OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE, which premiered at IDFA in 2012. His first feature documentary, MAGNUS, about the best chess player in the world, premiered at the Tribeca FIlm Festival in 2016 and was sold to 64 countries.

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