Wim Wenders at the Festival Lumière

Lyon, France

This year’s Festival Lumière in Lyon promises to be a rich and diverse celebration of Wim Wenders who will be in Lyon from 18 to 22 October, attending various screenings, exhibitions and events, and will be presented with the Prix Lumière on Friday, 20 October.

A retrospective of around 20 Wenders films (with French subtitles), both fiction and documentary works, will be presented in restored prints in the presence of the filmmaker and some special guests. This includes screenings of the documentary Anselm – Das Rauschen der Zeit (Cannes, Out of Competition) and a screening of Perfect Days (for which Koji Yakusho won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival), both introduced by Wim.

Wim Wenders Carte Blanche: Four films selected by Wim Wenders will be part of the official programme.

Exhibitons: A programme of three photographic exhibitions made in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation and Wenders Images will explore different aspects of Wim Wenders’ extensive photographic work. 

On Tuesday, 17 October, the Wim Wenders Foundation’s co-managing directors Hella Wenders and Claire Brunel will give Keynote as part of the International Classic Film Market.

In the afternoon of Friday, 20 October, Wim will hold a Master Class at the Théâtre des Célestins, hosted by Thierry Frémaux.

Last but not least, Wim Wenders Remake of Sortie d’Usine: Traditionally, every year, each Prix Lumière winner directs a remake of “La Sortie des Usines”, the first film shot by Louis Lumière in 1895 in what is now the rue du Premier-Film and the Institut Lumière, with the same camera position and the same frame. Only the director’s vision changes. Previous directors of remakes are Francis Ford Coppola, Wong Kar Wai, Tim Burton, Martin Scorcese, Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda, the Dardenne brothers, to name a few. Wim Wenders will shoot his on Saturday, 22 October.

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