More than 40 films will compete in the three feature film juried competitions at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival for $30,000 in cash prizes.
NAME OF FILM: TOMAN
DIRECTOR(S): Ondřej Trojan
STARRING: Jirí Machácek, Katerina Winterová, Stanislav Majer
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Zdenek Toman is a controversial and singular character in modern Czech politics. In the years following World War II, he served as the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, where he orchestrated the coup of 1948 and the Czechoslovak Communist Party’s rise to power. He was an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmailing, exploiting, and intimidating his way to the top of the Communist food chain. But he has another unlikely other role in the history books—as a savior of Jews.