Country of production
Czech Republic, Germany, France
Roman Vávra, Markéta Sára Valnohová
Czech Television, ARTE, Maxim Film
An epic documentary about an artist who created Art Nouveau style and influenced hippies.
The fate of Alphonse Mucha, a genius graphic artist and self-made man, whose glory was born
almost overnight thanks to collaboration with the actor star of Paris, Sarah Bernhardt.
His posters, applied art and paintings have become world-renowned. Still, he did not hesitate
to leave Paris at the height of his success to realize his artistic dream – to create a monumental work
for the nation. Mucha‘s life tells us that something new and unique can only be born
if you are prepared to hold to your vision and risk your whole future.
We present a new view of Alphonse Mucha‘s life based on exclusive and unpublished correspondence,
diaries and autobiographical writings.