Locarno 2010 plan spotlight on Lubitsch

Article published on Sept. 10, 2009
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Article published on Sept. 10, 2009
Olivier Père, who has taken over from Frédéric Maire as artistic director of the Locarno International Film Festival, has not been resting on his laurels.
Only three days after he took up the position, he made the announcement that the 63rd edition of the festival (August 4-14, 2010) would screen a full retrospective on the work of Ernst Lubitsch in cooperation with the Cinémathèque française competition.

“With this retrospective, we want to pay homage to one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema, and the uncontested master of comedy, he declared. The aim is to offer to the general public and historians alike the chance to (re)discover all the facets of the famous "Lubitsch Touch", known for his unique blend of elegance, satire, character, sense of rhythm and ellipsis.”

Read the article and see the programme on Cineuropa.org