Film Screening: “Sunset Boulevard,” Billy Wilder, FFB-6, 6PM March 8 (EN)

Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard will be Bilkent Cinematics’ next screening on Wednesday, March 8.

The story of ageing silent film star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) and her relationship with struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), it is a timeless Hollywood tale of ambition, greed, and desire. Its influence is so lasting that it has been re-made countless times throughout the years, on stage and recently as a musical.

The number of films that have subsequently referenced Sunset Boulevard or been clearly influenced by it is legion. Its impact has never really diminished.

Critic Roger Ebert said the film “remains the best drama ever made about movies because it sees through the illusions.”

Sunset Boulevard screens on Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m., in FFB6. Everyone is welcome. All movies are screened with English subtitles, and food and refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact Hossein Dabir at