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Sweet & Sour: films by Billy Wilder

5 July - 5 September 2018

De legendarische scenarioschrijver en Hollywoodregisseur Billy Wilder was een briljant woordkunstenaar. Zijn Oscar-winnende klassiekers zitten vol aanstekelijke, cynische humor: onwaarschijnlijk grappig, gewaagd en scherpzinnig. Eye presenteert vanaf 5 juli een uitgebreid programma rond zijn films, voor het grootste deel komedies met een donker randje.

‘I’m a writer, but then nobody’s perfect’, luidt Billy Wilders grafschrift, een verwijzing naar een van de bekendste oneliners uit de filmgeschiedenis. Grappig tot in de dood. Billy Wilder was een van de grote Hollywoodregisseurs van de twintigste eeuw maar zag zichzelf in de eerste plaats als schrijver. In zijn films combineerde hij op weergaloze wijze lichtvoetige humor en een cynische visie op het leven. I.A.L. Diamond, een van Wilders vaste schrijfpartners, omschreef zijn films ooit als een combinatie van ‘sweet and sour’.

Wilder won Oscars voor The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard en The Apartment (1960). Hij  was ook de man die sterren zou maken van Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe en – zijn alter ego – Jack Lemmon.

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Billy Wilder zocht in zijn films voortdurende de grenzen van de censuur op en ging controverse niet uit de weg. Double Indemnity (1944) zou de eerste film worden waarin het verhaal wordt verteld vanuit het perspectief van een moordenaar. Wilder gaf Hollywood een veeg uit de pan in Sunset Boulevard en kwam weg met travestie in Some Like It Hot. In Ace in the Hole (1951) nagelde hij de sensatiepers aan de schandpaal.

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Billy Wilder (1906–2002) groeide als Joods jongetje op in Wenen, vertrok als aanstormend journalist naar Berlijn waar hij zijn eerste stappen op filmgebied zette en vluchtte na de machtsovername van Hitler in 1933 naar Amerika. In Hollywood vond hij werk als scenarioschrijver, onder meer voor Ernst Lubitsch en Howard Hawks. Vanaf 1942 zou hij zelf films regisseren, waarvoor hij altijd zelf de scenario’s schreef, een unicum in Hollywood. Tot zijn coscenaristen behoorden Charles Brackett (veertien films) en I.A.L. Diamond (twaalf films). Naast zijn weergaloze humor bracht Wilder een Europese gevoeligheid met zich mee die Hollywood voor altijd zou veranderen.

Agenda

Thursday, 5 Jul 2018

  • 16:30
    5 Jul 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

  • 19:00
    5 Jul 2018
    film

    The Major and the Minor

    Billy Wilder, US 1942

    Billy Wilder’s irrestistible directorial debut stars Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland in a comedy...

  • 21:15
    5 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

Friday, 6 Jul 2018

Saturday, 7 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    7 Jul 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 13:30
    7 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 19:00
    7 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 21:30
    7 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

Sunday, 8 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    8 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 16:00
    8 Jul 2018
    film

    Menschen am Sonntag

    Robert Siodmak, Germany 1929

    In his Berlin years (1926-1933) Billy Wilder worked as a journalist and a...

  • 19:15
    8 Jul 2018
    film

    A Foreign Affair

    Billy Wilder, US 1948

    An unforgettable Marlene Dietrich in a scintillating romantic...

Monday, 9 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    9 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:30
    9 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 19:00
    9 Jul 2018
    film

    Ball of Fire

    Howard Hawks, US 1941

    Billy Wilder wrote the exquisite script for this comedy full of...

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    11 Jul 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

  • 16:30
    11 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    12 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 16:45
    12 Jul 2018
    film

    Five Graves to Cairo

    Billy Wilder, US 1943

    A wartime espionage thriller with an ingenious plot involving a...

Friday, 13 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    13 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:30
    13 Jul 2018
    film

    A Foreign Affair

    Billy Wilder, US 1948

    An unforgettable Marlene Dietrich in a scintillating romantic...

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    15 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 16:00
    15 Jul 2018
    film and music

    Queen Kelly

    Erich von Stroheim, US 1929

    Magnificently filmed and decadence-filled melodrama about the...

  • 19:30
    15 Jul 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

Monday, 16 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    16 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:30
    16 Jul 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

  • 19:00
    16 Jul 2018
    film

    Mauvaise graine

    Alexandre Esway, Billy Wilder, France 1934

    Billy Wilder’s playful and dynamic film about car robbers in Paris...

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    17 Jul 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

  • 14:00
    17 Jul 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    19 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:30
    19 Jul 2018
    film

    Ball of Fire

    Howard Hawks, US 1941

    Billy Wilder wrote the exquisite script for this comedy full of...

Friday, 20 Jul 2018

  • 14:15
    20 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 16:45
    20 Jul 2018
    film

    The Major and the Minor

    Billy Wilder, US 1942

    Billy Wilder’s irrestistible directorial debut stars Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland in a comedy...

  • 19:00
    20 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

Saturday, 21 Jul 2018

  • 11:00
    21 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 14:00
    21 Jul 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 19:00
    21 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 21:30
    21 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018

Monday, 23 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    23 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 16:30
    23 Jul 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 19:00
    23 Jul 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    26 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 16:45
    26 Jul 2018
    film

    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

    Ernst Lubitsch, US 1938

    Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett co-scripted this sophisticated...

Friday, 27 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    27 Jul 2018
    film

    The Seven Year Itch

    Billy Wilder, US 1955

    Wilder’s first comedy with Marilyn Monroe is full of juicy...

  • 16:30
    27 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 19:00
    27 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

  • 11:30
    28 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 14:00
    28 Jul 2018
    film

    Sabrina

    Billy Wilder, US 1954

    A romantic comedy about chauffeur's daughter and unhappy...

  • 16:30
    28 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018

Monday, 30 Jul 2018

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018

  • 14:00
    31 Jul 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:30
    31 Jul 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 19:00
    31 Jul 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    1 Aug 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

  • 19:00
    1 Aug 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

Thursday, 2 Aug 2018

Friday, 3 Aug 2018

  • 16:30
    3 Aug 2018
    film

    Stalag 17

    Billy Wilder, US 1953

    A spirited comedy about a spy in a German POW camp. Humour and...

  • 19:00
    3 Aug 2018
    film

    Sabrina

    Billy Wilder, US 1954

    A romantic comedy about chauffeur's daughter and unhappy...

Saturday, 4 Aug 2018

  • 19:00
    4 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

Sunday, 5 Aug 2018

Monday, 6 Aug 2018

Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    7 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 19:00
    7 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018

Thursday, 9 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    9 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 19:00
    9 Aug 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

Friday, 10 Aug 2018

Saturday, 11 Aug 2018

  • 19:00
    11 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    12 Aug 2018
    film

    The Seven Year Itch

    Billy Wilder, US 1955

    Wilder’s first comedy with Marilyn Monroe is full of juicy...

  • 16:00
    12 Aug 2018
    film

    Sabrina

    Billy Wilder, US 1954

    A romantic comedy about chauffeur's daughter and unhappy...

  • 19:00
    12 Aug 2018
    film

    One, Two, Three

    Billy Wilder, US 1961

    Prepare for a rapid fire of jokes, great one-liners and ...

Monday, 13 Aug 2018

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    14 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    15 Aug 2018
    film

    Stalag 17

    Billy Wilder, US 1953

    A spirited comedy about a spy in a German POW camp. Humour and...

  • 19:00
    15 Aug 2018
    film

    The Lost Weekend

    Billy Wilder, US 1945

    Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author...

Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    16 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 16:30
    16 Aug 2018
    film

    Kiss Me, Stupid

    Billy Wilder, US 1964

    The Catholic Church’s Legion of Decency immediately condemned the...

  • 19:15
    16 Aug 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

Friday, 17 Aug 2018

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    18 Aug 2018
    film

    Sabrina

    Billy Wilder, US 1954

    A romantic comedy about chauffeur's daughter and unhappy...

  • 19:00
    18 Aug 2018
    film

    One, Two, Three

    Billy Wilder, US 1961

    Prepare for a rapid fire of jokes, great one-liners and ...

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018

Monday, 20 Aug 2018

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018

  • 19:00
    21 Aug 2018
    film

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder, US 1951

    An uncompromising attack on the manipulative role of the media in...

  • 21:15
    21 Aug 2018
    film

    Stalag 17

    Billy Wilder, US 1953

    A spirited comedy about a spy in a German POW camp. Humour and...

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    22 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

Friday, 24 Aug 2018

  • 16:30
    24 Aug 2018
    film

    One, Two, Three

    Billy Wilder, US 1961

    Prepare for a rapid fire of jokes, great one-liners and ...

Saturday, 25 Aug 2018

Sunday, 26 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    26 Aug 2018
    film

    Double Indemnity

    Billy Wilder, US 1944

    A film noir masterpiece involving an insurance agent, a femme...

  • 16:00
    26 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 18:45
    26 Aug 2018
    film

    The Fortune Cookie

    Billy Wilder, US 1966

    Six years after The Apartment, his comedy about the mores...

Monday, 27 Aug 2018

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018

  • 16:30
    28 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 19:00
    28 Aug 2018
    film

    Kiss Me, Stupid

    Billy Wilder, US 1964

    The Catholic Church’s Legion of Decency immediately condemned the...

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

  • 16:30
    29 Aug 2018
    film

    The Front Page

    Billy Wilder, US 1974

    Eight years after their first performance together in ...

Thursday, 30 Aug 2018

  • 11:00
    30 Aug 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

  • 16:30
    30 Aug 2018
    film

    The Apartment

    Billy Wilder, US 1960

    A sharp comedy about the mores of the American business community...

  • 19:00
    30 Aug 2018
    film

    Stalag 17

    Billy Wilder, US 1953

    A spirited comedy about a spy in a German POW camp. Humour and...

Friday, 31 Aug 2018

  • 14:00
    31 Aug 2018
    film

    One, Two, Three

    Billy Wilder, US 1961

    Prepare for a rapid fire of jokes, great one-liners and ...

Monday, 3 Sep 2018

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2018

  • 21:15
    4 Sep 2018
    film

    The Front Page

    Billy Wilder, US 1974

    Eight years after their first performance together in ...

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

  • 16:30
    5 Sep 2018
    film

    Sunset Boulevard

    Billy Wilder, US 1950

    Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can...

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