Germany, 2023, 93 min, 3D DCP, Dir. Wim Wenders, Not Rated, Janus
“This is a superbly controlled and expressed film and its high seriousness about the nature and purpose of art really is invigorating” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A very particular study of a singular man’s soul, told through images of his oeuvre, augmented by sensational use of archive rendered in 3D.” —Catherine Bray, Variety
THIS FILM WILL BE PRESENTED IN 3-D
In Anselm, Wim Wenders creates a portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Shot in 3D and 6K-resolution, the film presents a cinematic experience of the artist’s work which explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history, inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology and religion. For over two years, Wenders traced Kiefer’s path from his native Germany to his current home in France, connecting the stages of his life to the essential places of his career that spans more than five decades.
Wim Wenders has made significant contributions to world cinema and visual arts. Wenders is noted for his skillful blend of fiction and documentary filmmaking. His road movies, such as Paris, Texas (1984) and The American Friend (1977), demonstrate his fascination with landscapes and the human condition. He also directed notable documentaries, including Buena Vista Social Club (1999), which celebrated Cuban music, and Pina (2011), a 3D tribute to the choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders' influence extends beyond the screen, as he has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of cinema heritage. He served as the president of the European Film Academy and has been involved in various initiatives to protect and restore classic films.
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