The Firemen's Ball - Miloš Forman

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Miloš Forman / The Firemens Ball

In order to avoid military service Forman applied to FAMU (the Film Faculty of the Academy of Arts). He was accepted and began to study screenwriting. “Now I understand that FAMU granted me the same comfort as my teachers – a chance to survive the Stalinist fury of the 1950s, which had been disrupting everybody and everything. And even better, we had really wonderful teachers, e.g. Milan Kundera or Milos. V. Kratochvil.”

“My parents were real patriots, and that was probably the reason why they died. Not until much later, when I was suddenly far from my homeland and its culture, far away from my family, when I was cut away from the land of my childhood, I realized I shared this strong feeling of affection for my country with them.” – Milos Forman

Miloš Forman / The Firemens Ball

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Miloš Forman
czech-American director, screenwriter, and professor
  • Jan Tomáš Kohn-Forman

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Miloš Forman, 1975

During his second year of college, Milos Forman took part in an open competition to be the host of a film and filmmaking talk show for the newly established Czechoslovak Television. “I had the idea that such a job might be a good start for the career of a sports commentator, which seemed to me as the best job ever - being a sports commentator you only had to go to soccer and ice-hockey matches, were paid for it and you could even travel to the West!”

1984; Golden Globe (USA) and Cesar (France) for Best Foreign Film, and Silver Ribbon, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, for Best Director, Foreign Film, for Amadeus, 1985; Golden Globe for Best Director, for The People vs. Larry Flynt, 1997; Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema, European Film Awards, for The People vs. Larry Flynt, 1997 Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, for The People vs Larry Flynt, 1997; Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 1997; Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, for Man on the Moon, 2000; Lifetime Achievement Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2000. Agent: Robert Lantz, 888 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10106, U.S.A. Address: Milos Forman, The Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South, New York, NY10019, U.S.A.