FORMAN vs. FORMAN

Czech Republic, France (2019) 78 min.

Directors Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna

Ceske Centrum

Miloš Forman the artist. Miloš Forman the man. A filmmaker decorated with Oscars for “Amadeus” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo‛s Nest”. At the same time, a charismatic adventurer with the courage to question himself. His experience with a totalitarian regime bestowed him with the theme of the conflict of an individual with institutions which he kept successfully developing in his American films. At the same time, he never stopped searching for a place where he would feel free. The “Forman vs. Forman” documentary by directors Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna outlines the journey of the life of the most famous Czech filmmaker on which blows of fate blended with strokes of fortune, personal searching and fumbling. The film is a collage of rare private and official archives, and autobiographic memories narrated by the filmmaker‛s son Petr Forman.

Festivals and Awards:

  • WORLD PREMIERE, Cannes Film Festival, France (2019)
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic (2019)