Unique view behind the curtain of development and production of The Painted Bird, a film adaptation of Jerzy Kosiński´s novel, which has travelled festivals all over the world. 11 Colours of The Bird is neither cruel, nor black and white or taciturn. Stories of director Václav Marhoul and (non)actor Petr Kotlár, bring back the film's various creative peripetia, offering their subjective perspectives, from the first to the last scene of a year-and-half long shoot. Sometimes funny, sometimes hard. The documentary also offers testimonies of the world cinema starts acting in the film. Thanks to a truly open narrative, divided into 11 chapters, the viewer becomes one of the film crew´s members.