The German director will present his latest film in French premiere.
The Lumière de Lyon festival will honor the German Wim Wenders, director of Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire, for its 15th edition from October 14 to 22. “Celebrating in Lyon, in the birthplace of the Cinématographe Lumière, this traveling filmmaker, polymorphous and visionary virtuoso, accomplished photographer, who never stopped reinventing himself and had a thousand lives, was obvious for a long time», Explains the festival management in a press release.
“His films affirm his style and his key themes: wandering, travel, solitude, but also a certain mythology of the American road trip», Adds the festival management, referring to the work of Wim Wenders, who will hold a master cl shortly before the award ceremony. A retrospective of his films, including the famous documentary Buena Vista Social Club (1999), will take place among the 180 films and 448 screenings scheduled in Lyon and its metropolis during the festival.
Wim Wenders, 78, will premiere his latest film Perfect Days whose theatrical release is scheduled for November 29 but also its documentary Anselm, the sound of time which comes out on October 18. The filmmaker, whose three photographic exhibitions are on offer at the Institut Lumière, will be surrounded by prestigious guests: American directors Wes Anderson, Alexander Payne and Taylor Hackford, Spanish and French actresses Marisa Paredes and Karin Viard and French directors and American-British Jean-Jacques Annaud and Terry Gilliam. They will also take part in a master cl.
The festival public will also have the premiere of the latest feature film by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, The Boy and the Heron, a few days before its French release. But also those of “Snow Circle» by the Spaniard Juan Antonio Bayona, from The Pion of Dodin Bouffant of Tran Anh Hùng or of Second round by Albert Dupontel.