Film institute Eye honors Sunday this weekend died film director Miloš Forman. The cinema in Amsterdam shows than Man on the Moon, one of his most acclaimed films.
Archive photo from 1970.
In Man on the Moon 1999 film of Forman, the rise and fall of comedian Andy Kaufman, who in the seventies and eighties created a furore with unsettling stand-up comedy. His shows were hilarious, painful, scary, tragic, and touching, and never was clear whether Kaufman played that he was crazy or that there is really a stitch on him los was. Actor Jim Carrey plays according to experts, one of his best roles ever as the ‘kamikaze comedian’.
Miloš Forman (1932-2018) directed a modest number of feature films (twelve), but he has won numerous awards and is seen as one of the most authoritative directors of the second half of the twentieth century. He told a lot of stories about maladjusted people who do not commit to authorities, such as Amadeus, The People vs Larry Flint, and with the five most important Oscars award-winning One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.