One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  • Dir: Milos Forman

  • USA, 1975, 133minmins, 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


In-theatre Screening

  • Full House2018-08-19 (Sun)
    Full House2018-08-25 (Sat)


1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.