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Milan Kundera is the Czech Republic's most recognized living writer. He has lived in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981. Kundera's best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His books were banned by the Communist regimes of Czechoslovakia until the Velvet Revolution of 1989. He lives virtually incognito and rarely speaks to the media. A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been nominated on several occasions.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) - IMDb
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Philip Kaufman. "Kaufman achieves a delicate, erotic balance with his screen version of Milan Kundera’s “unfilmable” novel. Adapted by Kaufman and Jean-Claude Carrière, the film follows a womanizing surgeon (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he struggles with his free-spirited mistress (Lena Olin) and his childlike wife (Juliette Binoche). An intimate epic, [it] charts the frontiers of relationships with wit, emotion, and devastating honesty."