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Czech Documentary Forman vs. Forman Was Selected for the Prestigious AFI FEST

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic highly recommends the Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna's mesmerizing documentary Forman vs. Forman celebrating remarkable talent and life of the most acclaimed Czech film director - the man behind classics such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and  Amadeus. The film premiered at this year's Cannes International Film Festival, and in Los Angeles it will screen for the first time as a part of  AFI Fest 2019 presented by Audi on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:45 PM at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 complex at Hollywood and Highland in the Chinese 2 screening room.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:45 PM

TCL Chinese Theatres 6 complex at Hollywood and Highland. Chinese 2 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

General Admission $12 for TICKETS 

When the great Milos Forman died in 2018, he left behind a unique legacy that includes being a pioneer of the Czech New Wave and the daring Oscar®-winning director of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and AMADEUS. This eye-opening portrait offers an intimate look at one of Hollywood’s most important filmmakers.

Very few film directors have been able to pull off what Miloš Forman was able to achieve over his decades-long career: create a body of work that consistently jolted Hollywood out of its narrative complacency and that would receive both global critical and popular acclaim. Awarded the Best Director Oscar® twice — for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST in 1975 and AMADEUS in 1984 — Forman managed to infuse his films with a unique blend of social realism, fantastical satire, finely etched characters, and veiled social and political criticism that channeled his formative experiences living under the Stalinist Czechoslovakian regime.

Recognizing his status as one of Hollywood’s most important émigré directors, this documentary offers a highly satiating taste of Forman’s pioneering work, including his early films, which placed him firmly in the 1960s Czech New Wave.
Language Czech, English and French with English subtitles, 78 minutes TRAILER

Director: Helena Trestikova, Jakub Hejna
Screenwriter: Helena Trestikova
Producer: Katerina Cerna, Alena Mullerova, Christine Camdessus, Madeleine Avramoussis
Director of Photography: David Cysar
Editor: Jakub Hejna

Czech Republic, France, 2019
78 min.
Cinema's Legacy Section

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