MILOS FORMAN, 1932-2018

The first serious film I saw was ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Late night BBC2, Christmas 1988, I was 13. Mum & Dad gently insisted that I stay up late to watch it - they had seen it on first release, the year I was born. Something in them knew I needed to see it. What I saw, although I didn't know this then, was that movies had the gift of inviting empathy for people who were different from me, but still the same. Milos Forman opened that door, and the path beyond goes on forever.