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Miloš Forman is perhaps the most well known Czech filmmaker of all time worldwide. Winner of two Oscars, three Golden Globes, Golden Bear at Berlinale and Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Forman is known for directing masterpieces such as “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “Amadeus” (1986) and “Taking off” (1971). But how much do we know about his early works?

This week at Screenshot, we have the privilege to review three less known but utterly great films directed by Milos Forman during the ’60s and before his immigration to the USA in 1968. A mini-retrospective of a giant talent.

Diamonds of the Night / Démanty noci – 1964

Wednesday 13.11.2019 - 20:00 DRAMA, PSYCHOLOGICAL RUNTIME: 67 COUNTRY: CZECHOSLOVAKIA DIRECTOR: JAN NĚMEC SCREENPLAY: ARNOŠT LUSTIG, JAN NĚMEC Second World War. Two young boys jump from a moving deportation train carrying Jews. The German guards shoot at them but...

Marketa Lazarová – 1967

Tuesday 12.11.2019 - 20:00BALLAD, HISTORICALRUNTIME: 190COUNTRY:CZECHOSLOVAKIACOPYRIGHT: 1967DIRECTOR: FRANTIŠEK VLÁČILSCREENPLAY: FRANTIŠEK PAVLÍČEK, FRANTIŠEK VLÁČILSCREENSTORY:FRANTIŠEK PAVLÍČEK, FRANTIŠEK VLÁČIL In a poll of Czech film critics and journalists...

The Shop on Main Street / Obchod na korze – 1965

Thursday 14.11.2019 - 20:00 TRAGICOMEDY RUNTIME: 120 PRODUCTION YEAR: 1964 – 1965 DIRECTOR: JÁN KADÁR, ELMAR KLOS SCREENPLAY: LADISLAV GROSMAN,JÁN KADÁR, ELMAR KLOS During World War II, a mild-mannered Slovak carpenter Anton "Tóno" Brtko (Jozef Kroner) is offered...