Charlatan

feature film
2020

The story, inspired by the life events of the healer Jan Mikolášek, was dramatised by the leading Czech screenwriter and Czech Lion Award winner Marek Epstein. The film is directed by one of the most prominent global directors of this time, Agnieszka Holland. Her films have received some of the most prestigious international awards, including a number of Oscar nominations. Since its release in August 2020, the film has reached more than 250 000 views in cinemas, received 14 nominations for the Czech Lion Awards and 5 nominations for the Czech Film Critics’ Awards and it subsequently won in categories Best Director and Best Actor. Charlatan was also selected to represent the Czech Republic as an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. The film proceeded to a 15-film shortlist.

DIRECTOR 
Agnieszka Holland

SCREENPLAY 
Marek Epstein

PRODUCERS 
Šárka Cimbalová
Kevan Van Thompson

CO-PRODUCERS
Mike Downey, Sam Taylor -  F&ME 
Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska - Madants
Czech Television
Barrandov Studio, RTVS
Lívia Filusová - Furia Film
Studio Metrage
Certicon
Vladimír a Tatiana Maříkovi
Magic Lab
Czech Film Fund
Polish Film Institut
Slovak Film Fund
Prague Film Fund

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS 
Aleš Týbl
Jeff Field

STARRING 
Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná, Jiří Černý, Martin Myšička

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Martin Štrba

SOUND DESIGNER
Radim Hladík jr.

COMPOSER
Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz

MAKE-UP
René Stejskal, Gabriela Poláková

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Milan Býček

COSTUME DESIGNER
Katarina Štrbová-Bieliková

EDITOR
Pavel Hrdlička

IDEA BY
Martin Šulc, Jaroslav Sedláček

AWARDS
  • The film was selected by the Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) to represent the Czech Republic in the Best International Film category. It proceeded to the shortlist of 15 best films.
  • The film received 5 Czech Lion Awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best sound) out of 14 nominations
  • 2 Czech Film Critics’ Awards (Director, Acter) out of 5 nominations
  • Agnieszka Holland got nominated for the European Film Award in the category Best European Director
  • Agnieszka Holland got selected in the category Best Director at the European Film Festival Palić
  • Martin Štrba received an award from the Czech Society of Cinematographers (AČK) Charlatan is listed among EFA Feature Film Selection 2020
  • Czech Lion Awards for best film, 2021 Polish Academy Award for Best Screenplay, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Film, 2021 Polish Academy Award for Best Cinematography, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Actor in Leading Role, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Supporting Actor, 2021
  • European Film Award for Best Director, 2020
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Supporting Actress, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Actor, 2021 Polish Academy Award for Best Production Design, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Music, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Screenplay, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Costume Design, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Film Poster, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Editing, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Sound, 2021 Czech Lion Award for Best Director, 2021 Czech Lion Award for Best Stage Design, 2021
  • Polish Academy Award for Best Film Director, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Editing, 2021 Czech Lion Award for Best Camera, 2021 Czech Lion Award for Best Costume Design, 2021
  • Czech Lion Award for Best Music, 2021 Polish Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, 2021
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
  • Berlinale
  • International Film Festival Chicago Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • My Cinema My Film festival
  • International Film Festival Sydney) International Crime and Punishment Film Festival Istanbul
  • European Film Festival Palić
  • Riga International Film Festival Moscow International Film Festival Odessa International Film Festival Scanorama Film Festival Vilnius Visegrad Cinema Days Kiev
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival CinEast - Festival du Film d'Europe Centrale et Orientale - Luxembourg Miami Film Festival

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