Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Prague to host festival of Forman's works

5 November 2012

Prague, Nov 4 (CTK) - A festival presenting the complete work of Milos Forman, Czech-born Oscar film-maker living in the U.S., will take place in Prague's Municipal Library on December 7-13 on the occasion of Forman's 80th birthday, the festival's spokesman Pavel Sladky has told CTK.

"We have been preparing the festival since the beginning of the year. The film director [Forman] will probably be unable to attend it in person, but we are still negotiating about it with his aides and friends," Radka Kadlecova, from the organising Radka Production company, said.

Festivals of Forman's films have been held at many places in the world this year to mark his "round" birthday anniversary in February.

"We will close them [the series of festivals] with a really unique retrospective presentation of all his films," Kadlecova said.

The festival will also offer a three-year-old documentary on Forman by Miloslav Smidmajer, and the film Visions of Eight, a documentary on the 1972 Munich Olympics comprised of parts made by eight film makers.

The festival will open on December 7 with the Czechoslovak film Cerny Petr (Black Peter, 1964) and close on December 13 with Amadeus (1984), which won eight Oscars, including for the best film and best direction.

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