Wim Wenders Retrospective

Ahram Online, Thursday 6 Nov 2014

Wim Wenders
Award winning German filmmaker Wim Wenders, 1989 (Photo: Reuters)

Panorama of the European Film presents a retrospective to the work of German filmmaker Wim Wenders

Paris, Texas

A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out to locate the mother of the child, who left shortly after the man disappeared.

Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Year: 1984
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 147 min
Language: English

Awards & Screenings:
Palme d’Or, FRIPESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Cannes IFF 1984
Best Direction – BAFTA Film Awards 1985
Best European Film – Bodil Award 1985

Paris Texas

The Salt of the Earth

Over the past 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling around the world and has witnessed major events in recent history such as international conflicts, starvation and Exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories of wild fauna and flora as part of a huge photographic project to showcase planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano and fellow photographer Wim Wenders who accompanied him on his trip.

Country: France
Year: 2014
Director: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Starring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Running Time: 109 min
Language: French, Portuguese, English
Subtitles: English

Awards & Screenings:
Special Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention) – Cannes IFF 2014
Audience Award – San Sebastian IFF 2014

Salt of the earth

Buena Vista Social Club

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana to reunite them. The result is triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and a resurrection of the musicians' careers.

Country: Germany, UK, France, Cuba, USA
Year: 1999
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González
Genre: Documentary, Music
Running Time: 105 min
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Awards & Screenings:
Nominated for the Oscar of the Best Documentary – Academy Awards 2000
Best Documentary – European Film Awards 1999
Audience Award – Edinburgh IFF 1999

Buena Vista Social Club


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