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One of Billy Wilder’s last films, it takes a loving yet ironic look at Hollywood’s now defunct star system as it follows a cash-strapped indie producer who’s trying to get the apparently ageless star Fedora make her comeback – and his fortune. His search takes him to a Greek island where Fedora is living in seclusion with a Polish countess. Detweiler discovers that she is being kept like a prisoner...

FEDORA is Billy Wilder’s second-to-last film and can be seen as one of his last directorial statements. Based on a short story by Thomas Tryon, it is an ironic, humorous, yet also melancholic and surprisingly modern view of Hollywood’s longing for everlasting youth. It stars Academy Award®-winner William Holden (STALAG 17, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI) and Marthe Keller (MARATHON MAN, BLACK SUNDAY) in the lead roles, next to a roster of high-caliber international stars such as Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Michael York, and Hildegard Knef.

The digital remastering of FEDORA lets the film glow with crisp colors again.
Genre Drama, Melodrama, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 1978
Director Billy Wilder
Screenplay Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Cinematography Gerry Fisher
Cast William Holden, Marthe Keller, José Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Mario Adorf, Stephen Collins, Hans Jaray, Gottfried John, Henry Fonda, Hildegard Knef, Michael York
Producer Billy Wilder
Production Companies Bavaria Media, NF-Geria II, Bavaria Atelier
Runtime 109 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Festivals Cannes 1978 (Out of Competition), Cannes 2013 (Cannes Classics)

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