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The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012Miloš Forman, celebrating Oscar-winning, Czech-American director Miloš Forman's 80th birthday and extraordinary career. The festival runs September-October, 2012, featuring internationally renowned directors, artists, and historians, and over 30 events at prestigious venues. A special component of this year's festival is A Tribute to Miloš Forman, featuring the works of the renowned director at select US cities. Thanks to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago for this outstanding event.
MILOS FORMAN: WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU
(MILOŠ FORMAN: CO TĚ NEZABIIE)
An exclusive screening for Facets Members and Film School registrants
Though a number of documentaries about Miloš Forman have been made in recent years, it is a subject that will never cease to inspire other filmmakers. Maverick Czech filmmaker Miloš Forman takes you on an intimate walk through his legendary filmographyincluding Loves of a Blonde, Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and morewhile returning to his home of the Czech Republic, exploring the history that has influenced his art. Over the last fifteen years, Forman's life has taken some unexpected turns. Enjoying a privileged relationship with Forman, the filmmakers were able to capture some less-known details of his personal life, including interviews from his family, friends, 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).
Forman also travels throughout the Czech Republic revealing where he grew up, went to school, and worked, noting which parts of the past that have found their way into his films: his experience with fascism and communism are the inspiration behind the "Nurse" from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. These places all bring about greater perspective inside the life and work of this extraordinary director. "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.
Directed by Miloslav Šmídmajer, Czech Republic, 2009, 100 mins. In Czech with English subtitles.