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125 years after his birth, and 35 after his passing, the Locarno75 audience will get to rediscover the complete filmography of a master of classic American cinema: Douglas Sirk. He's the star of the 2022 Retrospective, curated by Bernard Eisenschitz and Roberto Turigliatto.
Born in Hamburg and buried in Castagnola (Lugano), the German director of Danish descent is most closely associated with Hollywood, where he was one of its more talented and prolific storytellers in the 1900s. To quote two of the pictures the audience will be able to enjoy in August, this journey through his filmography will be a Summer Storm, or a Magnificent Obsession. It's the storm of an intellectual who left his country, refuting Nazi ideology, and the pleasant obsession of a European master, a German cinematic and theatrical talent who managed to win over the studios on the other side of the Atlantic.