In Movement

„I travel a whole lot. (as you do, I guess…) So much, in fact, that I sometimes think that this is my real profession: traveler. (Traveling talesman would not be an unfitting description for someone who makes films while traveling.)“ … Continued

PRELUDE 2017

Though the year has only just begun, the horizon is already fast approaching. When it comes to both Wim Wenders’ creative work and that of the foundation, the onset of the new year offers us ample opportunity to recall the … Continued

AWARDING OF THE 3RD ANNUAL WIM WENDERS GRANT

The Philara Collection in Düsseldorf-Flingern played host this year to the 3rd presentation ceremony for the Wim Wenders Grant of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The annually awarded grant, endowed with a total of 100,000 euros in project funding, is … Continued

INSIDE AND OUT /// OEUVRE AND IMPACT

“To describe states and capture moods, that was our primary goal, and even as a young cameraman Robby was a brilliant capturer of ‘moods’, where the atmosphere of an image tells more about one’s protagonist than dialogues and dramatic structures … Continued

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS CAN CARRY THE LOAD

“Der Raum zwischen den Personen kann die Decke tragen” (or “The Space Between the Characters Can Carry the Load”) is the title of an exhibition showcasing the Ivo Wessel Collection that opened on December 5th 2015 and is currently being shown … Continued

PORTRAITS ALONG THE ROAD

Music can be a motor. A music-playing device can become by necessity a life-saving machine. When the protagonists in a Wenders film fall silent, the music carries us forwards. Wim Wenders’ movies tell their stories through the interaction between sound … Continued

Happy Birthday, dear Wim !

“A director who is more painter than photographer, more poet than storyteller, more filmmaker than dramatist […] whose films hang around in your head long enough after you’ve left the theater”- Bono [1]   The long and winding road. So sang the … Continued

WIM WENDERS GRANT 2015

On 2 June 2015 four projects have been awarded The Wim Wenders scholarship worth a total sum of 100,000€ at the Filmwerkstatt in Düsseldorf. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation awarded the scholarship for … Continued

BERLIN, NEW YORK, DÜSSELDORF

“Once in New York I went to see my friend Peter Handke. […] I took a picture of his desk, a ‘hip shot’ of our walk and a picture of his lonesome figure wandering off after we’d split. […]” Peter … Continued

WW2015 – Between HONORING, PRESERVING and EXPLORING

On August 14th 2015, Wim Wenders will celebrate his 70th birthday. All across the world institutions have seized the occasion to honor various facets of his artistic work over the coming year. You can gain a comprehensive overview of all … Continued

The fall of the Wall, at the end of the world

I spent the autumn of 1989 in Australia, on a location survey for my film “Until The End Of The World”. And that’s exactly where I was in early November: at the very edge of the world. You could hardly … Continued

The Salt of the Earth

“For years my standard answer to the question which contemporary photographer impressed me the most, was always the same: Sebastião Salgado! And then I thought one day: what a pity! We’re both still working, but we never met! So I … Continued

Wim Wenders Scholarship 2014

On 04 June 2014 four projects have been awarded The Wim Wenders scholarship worth a total sum of 95000€ at the Filmwerkstatt e.V. in Düsseldorf. The Film and Media Foundation NRW in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation awarded the … Continued

PARIS, TEXAS – 30TH ANNIVERSARY

“It was a glorious time we all had in Cannes in May of 1984. Harry Dean Stanton had just played his first lead role, after having made a hundred films already. He was so nervous about it that he asked … Continued