Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

FEDORA

 

Year: 1978
Country: USA
Run Time: 113 minutes

FEDORA

Billy Wilder's acclaimed new film FEDORA is an eloquent reflection on Hollywood's myth-making reminiscent of his "Sunset Boulevard." Just as he did in that 1950 classic, William Holden narrates the story of a has-been producer who has been trying to lure Fedora (Marthe Keller), an aged, foreign-born movie queen who has long been in seclusion, into making a film for him. The mystery of Fedora's true identity leads him into an increasingly suspenseful and bizarre tale worthy of the great atmospheric thrillers of the Forties. Wilder's unique sense of black humor is constantly a part of the action of FEDORA, yet the film often bares the haunting, deeply romantic side of Wilder's personality as well. Hailed by a number of European critics as the masterpiece of Wilder's career, FEDORA remains unsung in America.



"FEDORA seems to be exactly what Mr. Wilder wants it to be, perfectly self-contained and filled with the echoes of a lifetime." - Janet Maslin, New York Times

Screenplay
Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (from a story by Thomas Tryon)

Producer
Geria Film and Bavaria Altelier

Cinematography
Gerry Fisher

Editing
Fredric Steinkamp and Stefan Arnsten

Principal Cast
William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard, Jose Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Mario Adorf, Henry Fonda, Michael York

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