THE PAINTED BIRD – Review by Martha K Baker

The Painted Bird pictures abject cruelty. The film version of Jerzy Kosinksi’s 1965 novella proves as hard to watch as the slim book was to read. And anyone who has not read the book but peeks at the plot might be dissuaded. The story is about a Jewish boy as he seeks succor or just to survive in Eastern Europe near the close of World War II.

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