Masters of the Big Screen

The section introducing masters of the big screen picks from legendary American films by four directors who started their lives in Europe. Two absolutely spectacular films noir are solid proof that these artists were equally expert in typically American genres. Today, Gilda directed by Charles Vidor (Károly Vidor) is considered one of the core works of noir history, while Hollow Triumph is a true gem that has, sadly, been largely forgotten, coming from Steve Sekely (István Székely), director of Hyppolit, a lakáj (Hyppolit, the Butler). Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot are a couple of classics by Austrian director Billy Wilder, and King Creole is a surprise movie by Michael Curtiz (Mihály Kertész), which lead actor Elvis Presley considered his favourite movie.