The Oscar-winning director in the main role of an exciting life story
Even though several documentaries have already been made about Milos Forman, he is still a well of excitement and inspiration that has not gone dry. In the last fifteen years Milos Forman’s life has gone through a lot of big changes and he has even had certain reversals in his professional career. Milos Smidmajer has again returned to this exciting and larger-than-life character to catch a glimpse of his current life and way of thinking. Filming over the course of five years, he has even managed to shed light on a few of the intimate corners of Forman’s life which continue to give him inspiration for creating films with unusual depth unexpected coherence. In addition to meeting Milos Forman, his friends and family, this documentary offers up insiders’ points of view from a host of famous personalities: the producers of his Oscar-winning films, Michael Douglas (One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest) and Saul Zaentz (One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus Goya’s Ghosts), The producer Paul Rassam (Valmont), screenwriter and long-time friend Jean Claude Carriere and others. Famous actors from Forman’s films also speak out: F. MurrayAbraham (Oscar for the role of Salieri in Amadeus) Annette Bening (Valmont), Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Louise Fletcher (Head nurse in One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Natalie Portman (fragile Ines from Goya’s Ghosts) and others.
Length: 100 minutes
Year of Production: 2009
Filming: New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, Valencia, Connecticut, Paris, Prague, Terezin, Podebrady and other places in the Czech Republic
Production Company: Bio Illusion / Pluto Film &Video
Producer: Miloslav Smidmajer