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The Lost Weekend

Billy Wilder / US, 1945 / 101 min.

Ray Milland was never better than as Don Birnam, a New York author struggling with a lifetime of alcoholism and a writer’s block. The film won the Grand Prix at the very first Cannes Film Festival. The Lost Weekend also garnered four Academy Awards, making it the uncontested winner of 1946: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.

Details

Director

Billy Wilder

Production year

1945

Country

US

Original title

The Lost Weekend

Length

101 min.

Language

ENG

Format

DCP

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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