Robert Burns inspired the title:
But Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leaves us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Still you are blest, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!
Our first choice for this term is an adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic (as Ákos put it when he introduced the film), built on a magnificent performance by John Malkovich.