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CineMasters: Billy Wilder

“Nobody’s perfect!” The unforgettable final line of dialogue from Some Like it Hot sums up the central theme of all Billy Wilder’s films. Whether working in film noir, gothic melodrama or slapstick comedy, Wilder always focused on flawed individuals. Drawing humour from the blackest of situations, and often shot through with world-weary cynicism, Wilder’s films remain benchmarks of sharp-witted writing and immaculate performances. To coincide with the restored rerelease of Some Like It Hot, we are delighted to present a handpicked selection of Billy Wilder’s defining works.

Films in this Season

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25-27 November

Some Like it Hot (U)

The screening on Sun 25 Nov (13.30) will feature an extended introduction from GFF co-director Allan Hunter.

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18-19 November

Sunset Boulevard (PG)

Multiple Oscar-winner that openly declared the movie business’s love/hate relationship with itself

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2-3 December

The Apartment (PG)

The Apartment still resonates today

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9-10 December

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - 35mm (PG)

Unique take on the world’s most famous detective

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