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The Goldfinch in Hollywood Film Adaptation

In the fall of 2019 The Goldfinch will have it's world premiere. In the Netherlands, the movie will be on view from 10 October. The Goldfinch is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, starring the painting The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius from the collection of the Mauritshuis.


The movie

Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch: The Goldfinch.

Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley, the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Barbour.

Most famous bird in the world?

The Goldfinch stirs the imagination. Throughout the centuries, musicians, film-makers, novelists and designers have all let themselves be inspired... Our interactive website The Goldfinch, a bird’s-eyeview entirely revolves around the world-famous painting The Goldfinch.

Discover The Goldfinch

 Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654

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