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21 May 2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: Tribute to Miloš Forman 1932-2018

Not many directors can boast two Best Picture OSCAR winners but Miloš Forman was so much more than the films he directed. As a result of his personal experiences, he injected his films with enormous tolerance, respect for humanity and a sympathetic eye for the underdog. So what better way to celebrate Forman's life than a chance to see the one film that best encapsulates his character and filmmaking - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - back on the big screen.

Jack Nicholson is the ingenious, heroic free spirit R.P. ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a psychiatric hospital, run by heartless Nurse Ratched (Fletcher). Adapted from Ken Kesey’s best-selling 1962 novel and produced by Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, The English Patient) and Michael Douglas (his first producer role), the brilliant supporting cast includes Danny DeVito – in his first major role – as Martini, Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit), Christopher Lloyd (Taber) and Will Sampson as Chief Bromden.

Dir. Miloš Forman, 134 Minutes, 
Cast: Brad Douriff, Danny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson

Miloš Forman on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 
'To me it was not just literature but real life, the life I lived in Czechoslovakia from my birth in 1932 until 1968. The Communist Party was my Nurse Ratched, telling me what I could and could not do; what I was or was not allowed to say; where I was and was not allowed to go; even who I was and was not.'

The film will be screened in 22 Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK. Check the venues and times here

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Organised by Picturehouse Cinemas in collaboration with the Czech Centre.


Miloš Forman


Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK


21 May 2018


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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