Presented as part of First Fortnight Festival 2020
First Fortnight in partnership with IFI National presents One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tells the story of a free-spirited rogue who takes over the ward of a mental hospital by a combination of chutzpah and ingenuity. The film is based on Ken Kesey´s best-selling novel published in 1962. Using the madhouse to symbolize the individual against the system, the story gets its power from its unforgettable ensemble of characters and accretion of details that reveal what life is about inside a mental institution. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest swept the top five Oscars in 1976, the first film to do so since It Happened One Night in 1934.
"First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. This film screening is part of the annual First Fortnight Festival."