The Czech-born US film director Miloš Forman will be awarded the title of honorary citizen of Prague.

Forman has won two Oscars and three Golden Globe awards. Among his best known US films are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, Hair and Valmont.

The City of Prague Silver Medal will be awarded to conductor and choir master Jiří Chvála, who is heading the Kuhn children’s choir. Honorary citizenships of Prague have been awarded since 1920.

Miloš Forman was born as Jan Tomáš Forman in 1932 in Čáslav in then-Czechoslovakia. His films were at the forefront of the Czech New Wave in the 1960s, but he left the country due to the 1968 Soviet-led invasion. He was last in Prague in 2011 to plant trees at the Botanical Garden in Troja.

foto: Milan Malíček, Právo

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