Charlatan / Šarlatán
Riding the 2020 Wave (selection of new Czech and Slovak films made in 2020)
2020 Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Slovak Republic 118 min. Language: Czech
A thrilling drama about an exceptional man with a gift for healing. The story is inspired by the real life of Jan Mikolášek, a man whom hundreds of thousands of people of all social classes approached for help. However, as a price for his unique abilities, he was plagued by his own demons. The latest film by the remarkable Polish director Agnieszka Holland world-premiered at Berlinale IFF. The lead role is portrayed by Ivan Trojan and his son Josef.
DIRECTED BY Agnieszka Holland
CINEMATOGRAPHY Martin Štrba
SOUND Radim Hladík jr.
PRODUCERS Šárka Cimbalová, Kevan Van Thompson
SCREENPLAY Marek Epstein
EDITING Pavel Hrdlička
MUSIC Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
CO-PRODUCER Česká televize, Film and Music Entertainment, Madants, Furia Film, Barrandov Studio, RTVS, CertiCon, Magiclab
CAST Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná, Martin Myšička, Miroslav Hanuš, Jiří Černý, Tomáš Jeřábek, Jan Budař a další