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Spike Lee for President: Lee Named First Black Jury Head of Cannes Film Festival

Spike Lee for President: Lee Named First Black Jury Head of Cannes Film Festival

Imagine a world where Spike Lee was President of the United States. I mean, I’d say anything goes now that we have Donald “Orange Julius Geezer” Trump in the White House, so just imagine it. I can see
The literature Nobel briefly fixed course, before falling right back into its old ways

The literature Nobel briefly fixed course, before falling right back into its old ways

This year's laureates show two possible paths ahead for the prestigious literature award.
Bruno Ganz, Star of ‘Downfall’ and ‘Wings of Desire,’ Dies at 77

Bruno Ganz, Star of ‘Downfall’ and ‘Wings of Desire,’ Dies at 77

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor best known for dramatizing Adolf Hitler’s final days in 2004’s “Downfall,” has died. He was 77. Ganz died at his home in Zurich on Friday, his representatives told media
Wim Wenders on Pope Francis: ‘Courageous, Fearless, Extremely Honest

Wim Wenders on Pope Francis: ‘Courageous, Fearless, Extremely Honest

In making his latest work, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” which screens at this year’s Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, German director Wim Wenders was inspired by qualities that
Wheel life: the strange power of films set inside cars

Wheel life: the strange power of films set inside cars

The King, a documentary about the state of the US filmed from Elvis’s Rolls-Royce, is just the latest film set mostly inside a car. Is it the perfect vehicle for examining our cultural landscape?If

Oscar-nominated filmmaker says smartphone killed photography

So many people are taking so many pictures thanks to the iPhone. And yet, renowned filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders says photography is “more dead than ever.” “The trouble with iPhone pictures
Robby Müller, celebrated cinematographer of Down by Law and Paris, Texas, dies age 78

Robby Müller, celebrated cinematographer of Down by Law and Paris, Texas, dies age 78

Müller rose to venerated status in the film industry with sublime work for Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von TrierCelebrated cinematographer Robby Müller, best known for his work on films by Wim
What it was like for Wim Wenders to document the Pope

What it was like for Wim Wenders to document the Pope

We talked to the pope of arthouse cinema about making a movie on Pope Francis
‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’ to Get Nationwide U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’ to Get Nationwide U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Focus Features is deploying a nationwide U.S. distribution strategy for “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” the Wim Wenders-directed documentary that launched in Cannes on Sunday as a special
Cannes Film Review: ‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word’

As both a fiction filmmaker and a documentarian, Wim Wenders has always been more concerned with the journeys of individuals than the systems and institutions in which those journeys are made. In his
Wim Wenders on His Early Career, ‘Submergence’ and His Pope Francis Doc

Wim Wenders on His Early Career, ‘Submergence’ and His Pope Francis Doc

In an eclectic career spanning half a century, Wim Wenders continues to channel the zeitgeist: his romantic thriller “Submergence” recently opened in the U.S. and his documentary “Pope Francis: A Man
FFA at 50: Fund Revitalized German Films After Post-War Slump

FFA at 50: Fund Revitalized German Films After Post-War Slump

Launched in 1968, when the country’s film industry was in steep decline, the German Federal Film Board was instrumental in revitalizing the sector both financially and creatively. Despite some major
Jil Sander Taps Filmmaker Wim Wenders for Cinematic Spring Campaign

Jil Sander Taps Filmmaker Wim Wenders for Cinematic Spring Campaign

Jil Sander‘s minimalist ethos are prevalent for the recent showcasing of its FW18 collection, and for the brand’s latest SS18 campaign, new creative directors Lucie and Luke Meier have teamed up with
James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander Fall in Love in the First ‘Submergence’ Trailer

James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander Fall in Love in the First ‘Submergence’ Trailer

Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for Submergence, the romantic drama from Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas filmmaker Wim Wenders. Based on J.M. Ledgard’s celebrated 2013 novel, Submergence
The Square triumphs with six prizes at European film awards

The Square triumphs with six prizes at European film awards

Brexit, the rise of nationalism and sexual harassment in the film industry were recurring themes for speakers in BerlinThe Square, a surreal, freaky and at times difficult to watch satire set in the

The Lost Worlds of Wim Wenders’s Polaroids

Richard Brody writes about a collection of the director Wim Wenders’s Polaroids, on display in London.

How “Paris, Texas” Sold Harry Dean Stanton Short

Richard Brody on how the actor Harry Dean Stanton’s role in “Paris, Texas” colored the rest of his career, including his role in “Lucky,” his final film.