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21st November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 24th November 2020 @ 10:00 am
The self-taught Czech healer, Jan Mikolášek, who cured millions with herbal medicine is threatened by the communist authorities in Agnieszka Holland’s biopic.
The film is inspired by the true story of herbalist and faith healer, Jan Mikolášek, 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, he wins fame and fortune using unorthodox methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before WWII, Mikolášek increases his reputation and wealth both during the Nazi occupation and under communist rule. Each regime wants to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high will the cost of maintaining this status be as the tide turns?
The Czech entry for the 2021 Oscar award for best international feature film.
The film will be available to rent (UK only) for £6.99 see Vimeo on Demand link below