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Film on Milos Forman inaugurated Little Europe Film Festival

10th Little Europe Film Festival 2012 at Delhi University, October 18-31, 2012, was inaugurated by the screening of the Czech Film “What doesn’t kill you” depicting the life path of the most famous Czech film director Milos Forman. Within the inauguration ceremony of the Little Europe Film Festival extraordinary performance of Czech Marionette Theatre “Karromato” was showcased.

The festival was organized by the Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassies of Russian Federation, Poland, Bulharia, Hungary and Croatia in India. The presence of foreign teachers and students of the Delhi University and the kind patronage of the festival by the respective Embassies provided lively international ambiance.

The program of the 10th Little Europe Film Festival was dedicated to the latest films on leading personalities.


Tagore Hall, 1st Floor, Tutorial Building, Central Library Complex, North Campus, University of Delhi



Thursday October 18, 2012

11:30 a.m.                   Inauguration                                                             

11: 00 a.m.                  Czech Marionette Theatre “Karromato”     

12:30 p.m.                  Czech film “What doesn’t kill you”                           


Friday October 19, 2012

2:00 p.m                    Hungarian film “Az emigrans”, Director Istvan Darday, Gyorgyi Szalal

Monday October 22, 2012

2:00 p.m.                    Bulgarian film “Something more about love”, Director Magdalena Ralcheva

Friday October 26, 2012                                         

2:00 p.m                     Russian film “The Admirer”, Director Vitaly Melnikov

Monday October 29, 2012                                      

2:00 p.m.                    Polish film “ Korczak”, Director Andrzej Wajda

Wednesday October 31, 2012                                

2:00 p.m.                    Croatian film “The Secret of Nikola Tesla”, Director Krsto Papic



INAUGURAL FILM - 10. Little Europe Film Festival

Title: What doesn’t kill you…./ Co tě nezabije...

Director: Miloslav Šmídmajer

Style: Documentary

Released: Czech Republic, 2009

Duration: 110 min.

Language: in Czech with English subtitles



The extraordinary life path and the worldwide praised work of the most famous and acclaimed Czech film director Miloš Forman has never ceased to inspire filmmakers and other film lovers. In the recently released documentary “What doesn’t kill you….”, the maverick Czech filmmaker Miloš Forman takes you on an intimate walk through his extraordinary life and legendary filmography that shot to fame in Hollywood and world cinemas, among the most known film hits to be mentioned are for example One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus or The People vs. Larry Flynt.

During his long professional career, Forman's life has taken some unexpected turns which have found their way into his own films and which are also reflected in the film “What doesn´t kill you”. The presented documentary reveals in an enjoyable and interesting way where he grew up, went to school, worked, which parts of the past found their way into his films; the film also captures some less-known details of Forman’s personal life, including interviews with his family, friends, Hollywood actors and other colleagues who have been part of his filmmaking career (F. Murray Abraham, Annette Bening, Woody Harrelson, Michael Douglas, Saul Zaentz, Jean-Claude Carrière, among others).

"All I need to be satisfied is that I have never needed to close my eyes in shame," Miloš Forman said about himself after the screening of the film.

Milos Forman, Biography

Perhaps the most famous and acclaimed filmmaker to hail from Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman first found success in his native country before doing likewise in Hollywood. Forman earned international acclaim with films like "Black Peter" (1964), "Loves of a Blonde" (1965) and "The Fireman's Ball" (1967), all of which marked a distinct thematic and stylistic break with the prior generation of Czechoslovakian filmmaking that played a major role in shaping that country's cinematic New Wave of the 1960s. After leaving Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia following the Prague Spring in 1968, Forman embarked on a successful career in Hollywood that saw him make some of cinema's most acclaimed and decorated films of all time. In 1975, he directed the subversive, anti-establishment drama, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which became only the second film ever to win Oscars in all five major categories. In the next decade, he directed the lush and vibrant "Amadeus" (1984), which many considered to be one of the best films of the 1980s. Though he tapered off a bit with "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996) and "Man on the Moon" (1999), Forman made the case for being one of the most accomplished foreign directors to have made considerable contributions to not only American cinema.