BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon
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Charlatan

Irland / Tsjekkia / Polen / Slovakia/ 2020/ 1 t. 58 min.
LANGUAGE:
tsjekkisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná
DIRECTOR:
Agnieszka Holland
WRITER:
Marek Epstein
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Martin Štrba
PRODUCER:
Šárka Cimbalová, Kevan Van Thompson
TEMA:
LHBT
An enemy of the people

Continuing her exploration of 20th century European history, Agnieszka Holland turns her eye toward herbalist Jan Mikolasek (18891973), who despite his lack of medical training achieved remarkable results in caring for the sick. Mikolasek won money and fame with his unorthodox methods, but also faced immense obstacles in his private and public life. CHARLATAN is a period drama about a fascinating figure caught between the major forces of the last century – east and west, science and tradition, communism and nationalism.

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland (Poland) Selected filmography: MR. JONES (2019), POKOT (2017), IN DARKNESS (2011), EUROPA EUROPA (1990)