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769 Ratings

Goya's Ghosts

Directed by Miloš Forman
United States, Spain, 2006
Biography, Drama, History
  • English
  • English


The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

Our take

Famous for the timeless One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Firemen’s Ball, today is Czech American auteur Miloš Forman’s birthday. We honor the late maestro with his Goya’s Ghosts, a venture to a turbulent crossroads in history, as experienced by one of the 18th century’s finest painters.

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Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

2007 | 3 nominations including: Best Costume Design

Critics reviews

Goya’s Ghosts is not a perfect film, but its implications have profound resonance.
October 19, 2007
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Those seeking a pictorial, paint-by-numbers biopic of the eponymous 18th-century artist are advised to look elsewhere: As irreverent in its approach as Forman’s earlier takes on the lives of Andy Kaufman and Larry Flynt, Goya’s Ghosts shows markedly less interest in Goya (played by Stellan Skarsgård) than in the times to which he was a witness and the figures who passed through his portrait studio.
July 18, 2007
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