Archive of films Forman vs. Forman / Forman vs. Forman

Czech Republic / France
2019, 81 min

Section: Special Events
Year: 2019

Forman vs. Forman is a comprehensive portrait of the Oscar-winning Czech director. The movie is unique for its ingenious compilation of images drawing on existing footage and also on hitherto unknown shots discovered in the collections of friends and colleagues. On set and in interviews the filmmaker contemplates the notion of freedom and its limitations.


Synopsis

Forman vs. Forman is a highly resourceful portrait of the Oscar-winning Czech director. The movie is unique for its ingenious compilation of images drawing on archive footage and also unfamiliar shots of the filmmaker’s life discovered in the collections of friends and colleagues. Miloš Forman sanctioned the creators’ idea to make the film, supported by the ARTE network, but he himself never got to be part of the project. Nevertheless, he is present in the scenes taken from his movie sets and through his reflections: in recordings from the early 1980s with Věra Chytilová and Jaromil Jireš he discusses freedom, creative work and the restrictions on both. The celebrated filmmaker’s autobiographical reminiscences are narrated by his son Petr Forman.

Eva Zaoralová

About the director

Helena Třeštíková (b. 1949, Prague). Selected filmography: Marriage Stories (1987, TV series), René (2008), Katka (2009), Private Universe (2011), Mallory (2015), Doomed Beauty (2016), Forman vs. Forman (2019)

Jakub Hejna (b. 1976, Prague). Filmography: Theatre Svoboda (2011), Doomed Beauty (2016), Forman vs. Forman (2019)

Contacts

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Press kit



About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Special Events
   
Director: Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna
Screenplay: Helena Třeštíková
Dir. of Photography: David Cysař
Editor: Jakub Hejna
Producer: Kateřina Černá
Production: Negativ
Coproduction: Česká televize, ARTE G.E.I.E, Alegria Productions
Sales: Negativ

Guests

Helena Třeštíková

Film Director, Producer

Jakub Hejna

Film Editor, Film Director


Kateřina Černá

Producer

Daniel Vadocký

Distributor, Sales Agent


Alena Müllerová

Producer

Richard Müller

Film Crew, Sound Designer


Ivana Pauerová Miloševič

Film Director, TV Representative

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