Wim Wenders retrospective film show to open in SZ

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Ye Shangqing  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-07-11

“Until the End of the World,” a Wim Wenders retrospective film show, will be held at Broadway’s two cinemas in Shenzhen.

Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author and photographer. He is a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for “Buena Vista Social Club,” “Pina” and “The Salt of the Earth.”

Wenders’ films are notable for their lush visual imagery, largely because of the talents of his most frequent collaborator, cinematographer Robby Müller.

‘Paris, Texas’

Nastassja Kinski in a scene from “Paris, Texas.”

Plot: Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life and his family.

Broadway: 7:30 p.m., July 19; 3:30 p.m., July 31

Palace LUXE: 2 p.m., Aug. 7

‘The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’

Plot: Goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.

Broadway: 1:30 p.m., July 23; 3:20 p.m., July 30

Palace LUXE: 3:50 p.m., Aug. 13

‘Wings of Desire’

Plot: An angel tires of his purely ethereal life of merely overseeing the human activity of Berlin’s residents, and longs for the tangible joys of physical existence when he falls in love with a mortal.

Broadway: 3:30 p.m., July 23; 7:30 p.m., Aug. 4

Palace LUXE: 6 p.m., Aug. 13

‘A Trick of the Light’

Plot: The documentary tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the “bioskop,” an early version of the film projector.

Broadway: 1:30 p.m., July 24, Aug. 6

Palace LUXE: 4:50 p.m., Aug. 7

‘Buena Vista Social Club’

Plot: This documentary follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences.

Broadway: 3:10 p.m., July 24, Aug. 6

Palace LUXE: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7

‘Peter Handke: In the Woods, Might Be Late’

A scene from “Peter Handke: In the Woods, Might Be Late.”

Plot: Directed by Corinna Belz, the documentary explores the life and work of the Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist, Peter Handke, who collaborated with Wenders on movies like “The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty” and “Wings of Desire.” The partnership had significant aesthetic and conceptual repercussions for both artists, resulting in a series of single-authored works which manifest the same kinds of intertextuality and disjunctive intermediality that are the hallmark of the collaborations themselves.

Broadway: 5:10 p.m., July 24; 1:30 p.m., July 30

Palace LUXE: 2 p.m., Aug. 13

‘Pina’ (Broadway in 3D, Palace LUXE in 2D)

A scene from “Pina.” File photos

Plot: Wenders films dancers in motion as a tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009.

Broadway: 7:30 p.m., July 26; 5:20 p.m., Aug. 6

Palace LUXE: 4:20 p.m., Aug. 14

‘The State of Things’

Plot: On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman’s “The Day the World Ended.” The producer is nowhere to be found and director Munro attempts to find him in hopes of being able to finish the film.

Broadway: 7:30 p.m., July 27; 1 p.m., July 31

Palace LUXE: 2 p.m., Aug. 14


Plot: Wenders made this documentary in which he tries to explore Tokyo that was depicted in the films of Yasujiro Ozu. In Tokyo, he finds a very different city, one with a booming fascination with technology that often clashes with the traditional elements of Japanese culture.

Broadway: 7:30 p.m., July 28, Aug. 3

Palace LUXE: 8 p.m., Aug. 12

‘Faraway, So Close!’

Plot: After saving a life, an angel gives in to his yearning for humanity in Wenders’ sequel to “Wings of Desire.”

Broadway: 7:30 p.m., July 29, Aug. 5

Palace LUXE: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 14

Broadway Cinematheque


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Palace LUXE Cinema


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