Wim Wenders Biography

Director (1945–)
Wim Wenders is a German film director who, along with Fassbinder and Herzog, was one of the principal members of the New German Cinema of the 1970s.


Wim Wenders achieved international fame with his 1984 film, Paris, Texas, which won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1987 he received the best-director award at Cannes for the hauntingly beautiful Der Himmel über Berlin (Eng. title Wings of Desire), in which angels roam modern-day Berlin. The film was noted, as are all his projects, for its lush visual imagery. His documentaries Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011) and The Salt of the Earth (2014) have all received Academy Award nominations as well.  

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