On the 80th anniversary of the birth of international auteur Miloš Forman, the Archive is pleased to present this selection of works from the beginning of the director’s storied career. Counted among the most important directors of the Czech New Wave of the 1960s, Forman is better known in this country for his films produced in the United States, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1976) and Amadeus (1985), both of which earned him Academy Awards for Best Director. These early works, presented in prints on loan from the National Film Archive in Prague, afford an opportunity to witness the formation of the Forman’s characteristically fresh and spontaneous style, as well as his subtle appreciation of the human comedy.
All films in Czech with English subtitles.
Special thanks to: Michal Sedlacek—Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles; Karel Zima—National Film Archive in Prague.