With its iconic images of the American desert and neon-lit cities, Ry Cooder’s sparse slide guitar score, and Harry Dean Stanton’s haggard figure, Wim Wender’s Palme d’Or winning road movie about a man searching for his family and lost past has become a modern classic.
Wim Wenders dedicated his film to the great film critic Lotte Eisner
who fled from the Nazis and settled in Paris where she worked as archivist for the Cinémathèque Française for many decades. In her film reviews she was very supportive of the New German Cinema.
Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI), King’s College London and the German Screen Studies Network are organising the sypmposium "Lotte Eisner: Writer, Archivist, Curator" on 27 Oktober
. The symposium will open with a screening of the interview film The Long Vacation of Lotte H. Eisner by Sohrab Shahid Saless on the evening of 26 October at BIMI
West Germany/France 1983/1984, 148 mins
Director: Wim Wenders. With Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Hunter Carson.
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Presented as part of the Goethe-Kino.