Friday 13th December
The Apartment (1960)
PG 125 minutes in English
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
C.C. Baxter is a lowly accountant at an insurance firm, who wants to be more than just a tiny cog in a huge mechanism. In hope of a promotion to climb the corporate ladder, he lets out his Manhattan abode to the company executives for their out-of-office affairs.
Meanwhile, he pines after an elevator attendant in the work building, both of them striving to summon some self-worth in the impersonal arena of big business in the big city.
Our alternative holiday film takes place over December, with key scenes set at Christmas and New Year office parties.
After ‘Some Like It Hot’, Billy Wilder and co-writing partner I.A.L. Diamond crafted a sweet and sour comedy-drama. Their trademark dark humour and cynical perspective is buoyed by sophisticated storytelling and hilarious dialogue, and illuminated by the central characters’ connection at its heart. It is now ranked highly in many lists of the best films ever made.
From the director of ‘Double Indemnity’ and ‘A Foreign Affair’, both shown last year. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, for best picture, director, writing, art direction and film editing. Winner of prizes for best film, best comedy, and the performances from BAFTA, the Golden Globes, and the motion picture exhibitors’ Laurel Awards. Awarded by both the Directors and Writers Guilds of America. Named best actress at the Venice film festival. New York critics voted it as best film, director and screenplay. Counted among the top films of all time, the greatest comedies, and best romances: by public voters on IMDb; critics polls by the BBC; filmmakers polls by Sight and Sound and the American Film Institute; by Premiere, Empire and the Guardian magazines. A critic for Little White Lies called it their favourite Christmas movie, and the Independent critic declared it the greatest Christmas film of all time.
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