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Agnieszka Holland to direct Czech healer story 'Charlatan' (exclusive)

Agnieszka Holland to direct Czech healer story 'Charlatan' (exclusive)

The story is inspired by the real-life healer Jan Mikolášek.

Agnieszka Holland has signed on to direct Charlatan, a Czech-Ireland-Slovak co-production written by Marek Epstein.

Šárka Cimbalová and Svatka Peschková’s Czech production company Marlene Film leads the project, which will be co-produced by Film & Music Entertainment (F&Me)’s Irish outpost and Slovakia’s Furia Film.

The story is about a man with exceptional abilities – inspired by the real-life healer Jan Mikolášek – living in totalitarian 1950s Czechoslovakia.

Films Boutique will handle international sales, with Falcon on board for Czech distribution (and Czech Television for local TV rights). Itafilm will release in Slovakia.

The film aims for a late 2018 or mid 2019 shoot for a spring 2020 premiere.

Holland’s many credits include films such as Spoor, In Darkness and Europa Europa and TV hits such as House of Cards and Treme; she is also directing Netflix’s first Polish-language original series.

Charlatan is a fabulous

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