Award-winning German filmmaker Wim Wenders was awarded the 15th Prix Lumière this year at the Festive Lumière held in Lyon, southeast France. This unique award pays tribute to the greatest names in cinema.
The director follows in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood, Ken Loach, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Jane Fonda and Tim Burton. wings of desire, Paris, TexasAnd Buena Vista Social ClubHe was deemed worthy of an award for his contributions to cinema.
He is a cinema and documentary producer and also a talented photographer. Wenders has always thought about the meaning of the images and told Euronews that winning the Prix Lumière was a godsend.
“There is already symbolism in Lumière’s name. This is the origin of cinema,” Wim Winders told euronews. “Light is so essence of life that this Award is highly symbolic and gives me greater joy than any other award I have received before.”
After that PinaIn his documentary about the great German dancer Pina Bausch, Wenders pays tribute to Anselm Kiefer, one of Germany’s greatest living artists. Anselm It will be in theaters this fall. Wenders is a director with no artistic boundaries.
“For me, cinema has never been a national story,” he said. “I discovered it in Paris, I wanted to be a painter, I discovered cinema and it changed my life.
“I am a convinced pro-European. It was the greatest feeling of my life to have the idea of a Europe where there will always be peace and there will never be war again, where we will leave nationalism behind […] And we saw what this led to, so this loss of memory was a big deal disaster.”
Wim Wenders is a filmmaker without boundaries. He shot his last movie Perfect Days In Japan. The film, which won the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Cannes Cinema Festival, will be released on European screens by the end of the year.
Restoring and revisiting cult classics
Festive Lumière is presenting a series of retrospectives and tributes this year with a host of Honor guests, including Wes Anderson, Marisa Paredes, and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe and director Terry Gilliam. BrazilAnd 12 Monkeys . It was restored in 4K and exhibited at the Festive Lumière.
Speaking to Euronews, Terry Gilliam said, “I’m sitting at the beginning of the cinema, that’s what excites me.” “We never developed [cinema] better than they [the Lumière brothers]. They were amazing from the very beginning.”
“I want all my films restored, and they’ve been doing quite a lot of work lately. And this new version [of 12 Monkeys] is coming out in France, so I thought it was very important to draw attention to it because it’s a Cinema I’m proud of.”
12 MonkeysThe movie, which was restored and screened at the festive Lumière, offers the opportunity to re-watch cult movies on the big screen instead of a smartphone or tablet.
Lyon Festival Lumière has become one of Europe’s must-see festivals. An unusual and popular event that brings together the history of cinema and its great classics with the cinema market and the best professionals in the field of restoration and heritage; Not to forget the wonderful contemporary films and a number of avant-premiers from top festivals such as Cannes. and Venice.
All this, of course, takes place on the big screen in Lyon’s cultural venues, often in the presence of prestigious guests.