Charlatan (Šarlatán) - Thursday

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 20:00
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Harris Theater

The film is inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth, whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland | Czech language with English Subtitles | DCP

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Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
European Studies Center
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Film and Media Studies Program
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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