Polish director's 'Charlatan' on Oscars shortlist

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A film directed by renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland has been shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.

Holland’s ‘Charlatan’, a Czech film, is a biographical drama about a Czech healer who cured hundreds of people, including the Czechoslovakian communist president, Antonin Zapotocky, using plant-based remedies.

In total 93 films were nominated for the shortlist, including Poland's 'Never Gonna Snow Again,' but only 15 have been selected.

A three-time Oscar nominee, Holland has directed many successful films, including ‘To Kill a Priest’ (1988), ‘Europa Europa’ (1990) and ‘Washington Square’ (1997).

Holland, who has never been afraid to cover controversial subjects in her films, has also worked in television. Among the international productions directed by Holland were several popular series, including ‘House of Cards’, ‘The Wire’, ‘The Killing’, and ‘Treme’.