Actor | Director | Writer
Born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, on February 18, 1932, a young Milos Forman lost his parents in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. He studied filmmaking in Prague and made several films in his native country during the 1960s, including his first, Magic Lantern II (1960), before leaving for America. His first American film, Taking Off (1971), received little attention. But the follow-up, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), was an unqualified success and earned Forman a Best Director Oscar. After adaptations of the musical "Hair" (1970) and the book Ragtime (1981), Forman directed the Mozart biography Amadeus (1984), which garnered a second Oscar for directing. He continued to strike gold in the biography genre with the Oscar-nominated The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999), which chronicled the bizarre life of comedian Andy Kaufman.
As: Self - Filmmaker (archive footage)
A powerful documentary that recounts with emotion the career of director Milos Forman, from the Czech New Wave to Hollywood. Oscars, politics and political upheavals for a life in the service of cinema.
Runtime: 77 min.
Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.
Runtime: 94 min.
Directed by: Chris Smith
A new TV documentary on Chaplin that celebrates a 100 years of the iconic Tramp, presented by Laurent Delahousse.
Runtime: 90 min.
Milos Forman and guests look at his career from his departing Czechoslovakia and his arrival in America with stories and interviews about The Fireman's Ball, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People Vs Larry Flynt, and The Man on the Moon.
Runtime: 58 min.
Stars: Miloš Forman
From Paris in the 1960s to London in the first decade of the third millennium, Madeleine and her daughter Véra flit from one amorous adventure to the next, living for the moment and taking all the opportunities that life offers. But not every love affair is without its consequences, its upsets and its disappointments. As time goes by and gnaws away at one’s deepest feelings, love becomes a harder game ...
Runtime: 133 min.
Directed by: Christophe Honoré
A documentary about the making of Milos Forman's 1975 film ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, featuring interviews with the director, cast, and crew.
Runtime: 52 min.
Directed by: Antoine de Gaudemar
A portrait documentary tracing the inspiration, philosophy and imagination of the celebrated theatre and screen writer - and Bunuel's long term collaborator - Jean Claude Carrière. Carrière predicts that between the house he was born in and the cemetery in which he will end there is a life journey of just 250 meters. "Carrière: 250 Meters" follows him as he reflects on the wealth of global traditions of ...
After being one of the most successful filmmakers in Europe in the sixties, Vojtech Jasny (Czech Republic, 1925) lives in a small apartment in New York. For Jasny, life and cinema are inseparable concepts. By visiting friends who still live in Life and Film Jasny first person will have their own history and some decisive events in his life: the Nazi invasion and subsequent Soviet invasion ...
Runtime: 77 min.
Directed by: Arkaitz Basterra Zalbide
Chelsea on the Rocks celebrates the personalities and artistic voices that have emerged from New York’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Once considered an untouchable, impenetrable tower for writers, artists, musicians and mavericks, it has been recently claimed as a boutique hotel venture for a management company that shows disregard for its formidable history. –Cannes Film Festival
Runtime: 89 min.
Directed by: Abel Ferrara
How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to watch by an undemanding audience or even how mutilates them to adapt the original formats and runtimes to the restrictive frame of the television screen and the abusive requirements of advertising. (Followed by “Filmmakers in Action.”)
Runtime: 97 min.
Directed by: Carlos Benpar
Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned film critic Richard Schickel.
Runtime: 132 min.
Directed by: Richard Schickel
As: Himself - Director
This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman.
Runtime: 60 min.
Directed by: Bill Jersey
As: Father Havel
Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly returns to the city, she reenters Jake and Brian's lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love ...
Runtime: 128 min.
Directed by: Edward Norton
A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day.
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Henry Jaglom
Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after until she discovers that Mark is having an affair while she is waddling around with a second pregnancy.
Runtime: 108 min.
Directed by: Mike Nichols
For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In this lyrical, compelling and provocative portrait of the statue, Ken Burns explores both the history of America’s premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself. Featuring rare archival photographs, paintings and drawings, readings from actual diaries, letters and newspapers of the day, ...
Runtime: 60 min.
Directed by: Ken Burns
An intellectual match between two dramatically different artists, one permanently unsure and frustrated and questioning everything, the other an astonishing storyteller perfectly at peace, unacquainted with introspection and reliant on intuition.
Directed by: Věra Chytilová