LE PROCÈS DE L'HERBORISTE//Chéries-Chéris 2020


20 Nov 2020 16:00
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PANORAMA FICTIONS

THE TRIAL OF THE HERBORIST (CHARLATAN)

Czech Republic, Poland. 2020. 118 '. Fiction. VOSTF.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
With: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná

Jan Mikolášek is the embodiment of poise and solidarity. He is talented, sensitive, assertive and enigmatic. Since his youth, whether in private or in public, he has been a man of action, reason and intuition. A healer. A simple glance at the urine vial is enough for him to know what is affecting his patient. Fame comes with fortune, at a time when Czechoslovakia is a pawn in the main power blocs. But during the post-Stalinist years, the political climate becomes unpredictable and its special status is threatened.

Adapting the true story of a Czech healer from the 1930s, acclaimed Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland once again explores the connection between the private and the political, as well as the relationship between the passage of time and the history of 'an unconventional individual. A fascinating tale based on the striking alchemy between Jan and his young and handsome assistant František, who will very quickly become her lover. Also, this historical drama turns little by little into a magnificent love story, with all that goes with it: betrayals, grand declarations and jealousies. Constantly credible, this passion is overwhelming!

Friday Nov. 20 4:00 p.m. ›› MK2 Quai de Seine
Monday 23 Nov 6.15 p.m. ›› MK2 Quai de Seine
Tuesday 24 Nov 11:30 am ›› MK2 Beaubourg