SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


Czech Republic, France
2019, 78 mins
Production: Negativ Film Productions, Alegria Productions, Czech Television, ARTE:G.E.I.E.
Language: Czech, English, French
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Helena Třeštíková
Director: Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna
DoP: David Cysař
Composer: n/a
Producer: Kateřina Černá
Editor : Jakub Hejna


FORMAN vs.FORMAN documentary outlines the journey of the life of the most famous Czech filmmaker on which blows of fate blended with strokes of fortune, personal searching and fumbling. The film is a collage of rare private and official archives, and autobiographic memories narrated by the filmmaker‛s son Petr Forman.

Director’s biography

Helena Třeštíková was born in 1949 in Prague (Czech Republic). She graduated from the documentary directing program at FAMU. Since 1974, she has made over 50 documentaries.

Jakub Hejna was born in 1976 in Prague (Czech Republic). Director and editor. In 2001 he started his own film studio called Young-Film and debuted as a director with the Theatre Svoboda documentary.

Director’s filmography

Helena Třeštíková
2019 Forman vs. Forman (doc)
2017 A Marriage Story (doc)
2016 Doomed Beauty (doc)
2015 Mallory (doc)
2012 Private Universe (doc)
2010 Katka (doc)
2008 René (doc)
и др.

Jakub Hejna
2019 Forman vs. Forman (doc)
2016 Doomed Beauty (doc)
2011 Theatre Svoboda (doc)