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On 22 April 2017, the incomparable Jack Nicholson will reach 80. In celebration of this milestone birthday, the BFI will bring the magnificent 1975 tragicomedy in which he starred, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, back to big screens across the UK on 14 April 2017.

To celebrate the release the Czech Centre has teamed up with the BFI to offer two lucky winners a pair of tickets to a BFI Southbank screening of the film between 16 and 20 April 2017.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Directed by Miloš Forman, USA 1975, 133 min
With Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield
The comic energy and tragic weight of Jack Nicholson’s unforgettable lead performance make this a classic of 70s cinema. Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel, the film centres on Randle McMurphy (Nicholson), a convict who simulates mental illness in the hope that a transfer to a psychiatric hospital might ensure his early release. But he hasn’t bargained on the rigid regimen of Nurse Ratched (Fletcher, also superb), who dislikes his disruptive – though he’d say liberating – effect on the ward. Inspired casting (Danny DeVito, Brad Dourif and Christopher Lloyd are among the patients) and Forman’s naturalistic direction lend authenticity to the proceedings, so that the film succeeds both as an anti-authoritarian parable and as an affecting reminder of the psychiatric practices of the past.
Geoff Andrew

Tell us what is your favourite film by Miloš Forman and win! 

Enter the competition HERE by 11 April 2017

For an inspiration see The Image Speaks: Miloš Forman and the Free Cinema Movement

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