William Wyler belonged to the small elite society of “founding fathers” who laid the foundations of American filmmaking and helped form its norms and style.
Bette Davis, one of the greatest screen legends, said about Wyler: “I had known all the horrors of no direction and bad direction. I now knew what a great director was and what he could mean to an actress. I will always be grateful to him for his toughness and his genius.” People said he would never make a real flop. Three Academy Awards for Best Director and one Palm d’Or prove the fact, as do his most popular films like Dodsworth, The Little Foxes, The Best Years of Our Lives, Roman Holiday or Ben Hur. Most of the best ones will be screened at the Summer Film School.