One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • Dir: Milos Forman

  • USA, 1975, 133min, DCP

  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Danny Devito

An enduring classic that stands as an antiestablishment parable. Sent to a mental hospital that symbolizes the repressive madhouse of square society, the subversive convict McMurphy – a role that rivets Jack Nicholson’s abiding high-voltage charisma – leads a revolt against the spirit-crushing regime of pills and the authoritarian rule of Nurse Ratched (in a remarkable performance by Louise Fletcher). A character of anarchy and resistance finally hands McMurphy over to his doom, yet busting his fellow patients loose into an escape for freedom. The second film in Oscar history to win all “Big Five” Awards, Best Director Milos Forman’s adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel chants “a liberal anthem for our time,” heralding an unyielding spirit that will live on despite his sad passing earlier this year.

1976 Academy Awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay

19.8.2018(SUN): Post-screening talk with William Lau

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.