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Wim Wenders – Transilvania IFF Special Guest

11.05.2010 03:00

Director, screenwriter, cinematographer and producer Wim Wenders, president of the European Film Academy, is the special guest of this year's Transilvania IFF (May 28 – June 6th, 2010). He is also one of the three directors featured in Transilvania's traditional 3x3 tribute. Three of his outstanding films will be screened in Cluj-Napoca: Nick's Film – Lightning over Water (1980), his cult documentary with and about Nicholas Ray, presented in the official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival; his science-fiction feature starring Jeanne Moreau, William  Hurt and Max von Sydow Until the End of the World (1991) and Don't Come Knocking (2005), European Film Academy Award winner and Cannes featurette.

Wim Wenders was born in post-war Germany in 1945. One of the most influential figures of the New German Cinema in the Seventies, his films––among them The American Friend (1978), Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987) or Buena Vista Social Club (1999)––have won numerous prestigious awards, among them the Palme d’Or in Cannes, the Golden Lion in Venice or an Academy Award nomination. He has made films in his native country, all over Europe, in the US, in Australia and in Asia. Wim Wenders also made several music films, and some of his soundtracks have reached cult status. He works as a photographer, too. A major survey of his photography, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, has toured museums and art institutions worldwide since 2001. He has published numerous books of essays and photographs and teaches film as a Professor at the Hamburg Art School. He is President of the European Film Academy, and member of the order Pour le Mérite. Wim Wenders now lives in Berlin with his wife, photographer Donata Wenders and is presently working on his first 3D-film, Pina.