The Painter and the Thief
During his trial for stealing two paintings by Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova from an Oslo gallery, heroin addict Karl Bertil-Nordland was approached by the artist, who made an unusual request: would he pose for her when he got out of jail?
‘Astonishing, emotionally electric… You suspect that at some point during the four years filming the documentary, director Benjamin Ree’s camera became part of the furniture, practically invisible. This film is so intimate… What an engrossing film—and the gender reversal of a male muse inspiring a female painter has got to be one small step for art-world equality.’—Cath Clarke, The Guardian
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