5 items from 2015
The film will follow Cunningham from his early days as a struggling dancer in New York to his eventual emergence as one of the most influential choreographers of the Twentieth Century.
“It is one of those very ambitious projects about modern artists that has a lot of technology,” Girard said of a film that, inevitably, has been compared to Wim Wenders’ 3D Pina Bausch film, Pina (2011).
The project has already secured support from the Cnc in France and from the Rockefeller Foundation. Around a third of the €3.4m budget will come from the Us but Girard is in Rotterdam looking for European partners as well »
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Wenders’ 3D film “Every Thing Will Be Fine” stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams. Franco plays Tomas, a writer who accidentally causes the death of a child and spends the next 12 years examining the effect of the tragedy on his life and that of Kate, the child’s mother.
As previously announced, the festival is to present Wenders with an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement, and will screen 10 of his movies as part of an homage. Wenders directed seminal pics like “Paris, Texas” and “Wings of Desire,” and has been nominated three times for an Oscar, most recently for “The Salt of the Earth.”
Larrain’s “The Club,” which was shot off the radar, turns on four disgraced priests, who »
- Leo Barraclough
By Anjelica Oswald
German director Wim Wenders received his third Oscar nomination Thursday morning for The Salt of the Earth, a documentary about the life and career of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, which he co-directed with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Sebastiao’s son. Wenders had become a fan of Sebastiao’s work after discovering some images in a gallery, which led him to pursue the documentary. It won the Un Certain Regard Special Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered.
Wenders’ first Oscar nomination was for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), a documentary about Cuban musicians gathered together by American music producer and guitarist Ry Cooder after he traveled to Havana. The musicians recorded an album under the name of the Buena Vista Social Club and toured in Amsterdam and New York City. The film won best documentary from the National Board of Review and also landed three BAFTA nominations. »
- Anjelica Oswald
You've seen Sebastião Salgado's photographs, even if you did not know who shot them. The Brazilian photographer has been wandering the globe, seeking out some of the most benighted places on earth and finding hideous beauty there. Even more than some war photographers, he has seen the worst of humanity. And after decades he did burn out on The Horror and had to go home to the plantation where he grew up to find renewal. German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who has been experiencing his own artistic renewal via documentaries that serve to showcase other people's art, such as 3D masterpiece "Pina," joined forces with Salgado's filmmaker son Juliano on "The Salt of the Earth," which debuted at Cannes and went on to play the fall festivals to much acclaim. Juliano shot much of the footage of his father at work, while Wenders interviewed him about the amazing stories behind the photos, »
- Anne Thompson
Director: Wim Wenders // Writers: Bjorn Olaf Johannssen
New German Wave auteur Wim Wenders has lately been focusing on documentaries, both 2011’s Pina and 2013’s The Salt of the Earth visually resplendent explorations of their subject matters, providing the filmmaker with some of his most worthwhile titles in years. Wenders’ last feature was the poorly received Palermo Shooting in 2008 and he hasn’t had a universally celebrated fiction film in quite some time. Though sharing the same title as a 2010 Cristoffer Boe film, Wenders is again revisiting 3D (which he utilized for Pina) and an intriguing cast that consists of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams promises to be an energetic new direction for Wenders, described as a family drama about a man who accidentally hits and kills a child while driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel.
- Nicholas Bell
5 items from 2015
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