Munich, 12 September 2011. The young German-Russian actress Isolda Dychauk has been drawing considerable attention to herself recently: the 18-year-old star delivered a compelling portrayal of Gretchen in Alexander Sokurov’s FAUST adaptation, which was just honored with the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The Berlin-based actress will soon be seen in the six-part ZDF event series BORGIA, a tale about the notorious Renaissance-era Papal clan that practically ushered in the downfall of the Church State through intrigues, corruption and nepotism. Under the direction of Oliver Hirschbiegel, Isolda Dychauk plays the young Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and a pawn in his lust for power. Married several times, Lucrezia ultimately took her fate into her own hands. Canal +, Sky Italia, ZDF, ORF and Spain’s Cosmopolitan TV are airing BORGIA this fall among others. BORGIA is a production of Atlantique Productions, EOS Entertainment, Canal+ and Etic Films in association with ZDF and ORF.