Miloš Forman the artist. Miloš Forman the man. A filmmaker decorated with Oscars for Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo‛s Nest. At the same time, a charismatic adventurer with the courage to question himself. His experience with a totalitarian regime bestowed him with the theme of the conflict of an individual with institutions which he kept successfully developing in his American films. At the same time, he never stopped searching for a place where he would feel free. The Forman vs. Forman outlines the journey of the life of the most famous Czech filmmaker on which blows of fate blended with strokes of fortune, personal searching and fumbling.
About the directors:
Helena Třeštíková was born in 1949, Praha. She graduated in the documentary directing program at FAMU. Since 1974, she has made over 50 documentaries. Helena is one of the most successful Czech documentarists. She won the main competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival twice (1998 – The Sweet Century; 2015 – Mallory). In 2010, Helena‛s Katka won the Czech Lion and her René triumphed at the 2008 European Film Awards. Helena co-founded the Film & Sociology Foundation (1994) and the Man and Time Foundation (1994).
Jakub Hejna was born in 1976, Praha. Editor and director. In 2001, Jakub started his own film studio called Young-Film. He was the editor of many of Helena Třeštíková‛s successful documentaries (Strnadovi, Mallory, Katka, René) and edited also feature films (Fair Play, 2014, directed by Andrea Sedláčková; Dukla 61, 2018, directed by David Ondříček). He debuted as a director with the Theatre Svoboda documentary about his grandfather, stage designer Josef Svoboda. With Helena Třeštíková, he co-directed the Doomed Beauty (2016) documentary about the life of actress Lída Baarová.