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WIM WENDERS
 

Wim Wenders (Düsseldorf, 1945) studied Medicine and Philosophy before he enrolled at the Television and Film School in Munich in 1967. In 1970 he directed his first feature film Summer in the City. In 1971 he founded the Filmverlag der Autoren along with some other young German filmmakers. In the early 70's he made some of his most radical films: Alice in den Städten (Alice in the cities), Falsche Bewegung (Wrong move), Im Lauf Der Zeit (Kings of the road) and Der Amerikanische Freund (The American friend) where he met Nicholas Ray who he shot the spine-chilling document Lightning over Water (Nick's Movie - Nick's Film) with three years later. From 1980 to 1985 he worked in the United States where he made, among other films, Hammett and París, Texas which won the Golden Palm in 1984 at Cannes. Since then his film career has alternated between documentaries [Tokyo-Ga, Buena Vista Social Club, Lisbon Story] and films shot either in Berlin [Der Himmel Über Berlin / Les ailes du désir (Wings of desire) or its sequel In weiter Ferne, so nah! (Faraway, so close)] or in the United States [Bis ans Ende der Welt (Until the end of the world) or The Million Dollar Hotel], as well as collaborating with Michelangelo Antonioni on Al di là delle nuvole (Beyond the clouds). His latest project has been the collaborative film Ten Minutes Older-The Trumpet with the fragment Twelve Miles to Trona. As well as his work as a director and producer through his company Road Movies, Wim Wenders is one of the people that is most interested in consolidating the European Film Academy.

 

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