Symposium “Lubitsch in Rijeka”

“Lubitsch in Rijeka” is a one day symposium held on July 3rd 2015, and is organized by CAS SEE in collaboration with Art-kino Croatia and Slovenska kinotekaThe participants of the symposium are a philosopher and honorary fellow of CAS SEE, Alenka Zupančić Žerdin, a fellow of CAS SEE, Aaron SchusterMarin Lukanović  (University of Rijeka) and Sanja Milutinović Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka). The Panel Chair is Jelena Androić (UKUS). The symposium will be held in English. The symposium, has been followed by screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s films – his silent short film “Als ich tot war” (Germany, 1916) and his comedy, The Shop Around the Corner (USA, 1940). Ernst Lubitsch was an extremely inventive and productive film author, in love with the theatre from his early years and a student of Max Reinhardt. He started to work on film as an actor but soon he switched to directing, easily mastering both spectacular dramas and ‘casual’ comedies. He is a winner of the first Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award in 1947.

Programme

15:00  Jelena Androić (UKUS) Panel Chair

Introduction

15:15  Alenka Zupančić Žerdin (CAS SEE Honorary Fellow)

“Squirrels to the Nuts, or, How many does it take to not give up on your desire?”

16:00 Marin Lukanović (University of Rijeka)

“Lubitsch: How We Fight”

17:00 Aaron Schuster (CAS SEE Research Fellow)

“Comedy in Times of Austerity”

17:45 Sanja Bojanić (CAS SEE, University of Rijeka)

“Lubitsch Around the Corner”

Films:

18:45 “Als ich tot war” (Germany, 1916)

19:30 “The Shop Around the Corner” (USA, 1940)