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How would Lubitsch do it? - Billy Wilder & Ninotchka

Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder had much in common. In his introduction (in Dutch), André Waardenburg talks about the major influence Lubitsch had on Wilder. Followed by the screening of Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo.


André Waardenburg is film critic for NRC Handelsblad and De Filmkrant. His introduction is followed by the screening of:


Ninotchka, with Greta Garbo in the comical title role and Ernst Lubitsch in the director”s seat, is rightfully regarded as an outright classic, especially thanks to Lubitsch”s talent for sophisticated comedy and Billy Wilder”s brilliantly sharp dialogues. The film was promoted with the tagline: 'Garbo laughs!'.

Lubitsch” first great success after Trouble in Paradise (1932) was nominated for four Oscars, including an Oscar for Best Actress (Garbo) and Best Script. The film was restored by EYE in 2007.

Screened in 35mm (from Eye”s collection)


Part of

Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder

The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.

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