Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Miloš Forman film to be screened in 44th Karlovy Vary IFF 2009 in world premiere

Celebrated filmmaker Milos Forman will present his new film, A Walk Worthwhile, at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF 2009.The presentation of the jazz opera A Walk Worthwhile (Dobře placená procházka) was originally a product of the Semafor theatre run by legendary writers Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr, and the first premiere was held in 1965 in the Semafor theatre itself. The production was adapted for the television screen in 1966 by directors Ján Roháč and Miloš Forman.More than forty years later, the well known opera buffa A Walk Worthwhile made its triumphant return. The premiere of the new production took place on 22 April 2007 at the National Theatre in Prague. The link between the Semafor staging and the new performance is, on the one hand, Jiří Suchý as writer and actor playing the role of the Postman, and, on the other, filmmaker Miloš Forman, who directed A Walk Worthwhile with his son Petr; his other son Matěj Forman created the stage designs. The production was one of the major theatre events of the year, also for the collaboration between the world famous film director and his sons, celebrated theatre artists in their own right, both at home and abroad.As in the case of the original version, the new stage production of A Walk Worthwhile was also adapted for the screen. Initially, the filmmakers and producers intended to release the film A Walk Worthwhile only on DVD, however, since the outcome was a resounding success, it was decided that this unique film should be offered to cinema audiences as well.
Courtesy:Karlovy Vary festival news

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