a still from The Painter and the Thief

Contest: Win a digital copy of The Painter and the Thief

Artists and their human subjects have been forming deep, complex emotional bonds since the very first cave painting. More often than not those relationships are emotionally fraught, downward spirals that lead to a mutually-assured destruction. Often, but not always.

Norwegian director Benjamin Ree sets out to show us the other side of the equation in The Painter and the Thief, a documentary exploring art as a conduit for healing and rehabilitation. His film follows a Czech artist (Barbora Kysilkova) desperate for answers after the theft of two of her paintings. She seeks out and befriends the career criminal (Karl-Bertil Nordland) who stole them, asking him to sit for a portrait. Through their sessions, the two develop an unlikely friendship⁠—one that provides audiences with a masterclass in compassion, forgiveness, and the power of art. 

To mark the release of this celebrated Sundance doc, That Shelf is giving away two digital copies of the film! Watch the trailer below now and find out how you can win:

Follow the instructions below for a chance to win one (1) of two (2) digital copy of The Painter and the Thief.

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That’s it! Easy enough, right?

Deadline is May 24, 2020 at 11:59pm for all entries. Contest available in CANADA ONLY.

Winner will be chosen at random and notified via Instagram or Twitter. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

The Painter and the Thief is available on digital and on demand beginning today.