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



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