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Artist Talk

Wim Wenders with Andrea Thilo

Begin 12:00
Place Delphi Filmpalast . Kantstraße 12 a . 10623 Berlin
Ticket 15 Euro (plus pre-sale fee) available online and at C/O Berlin
With Wim Wenders and Andrea Thilo . Journalist and producer
Screening of Alice in den Städten afterwards
1974 . Roadmovie . 1 h 50 m.

The talk and screening will be held in German.

What defines photography as unique from other media? What sets it apart from film? And where does the Polaroid picture fit in? In conjunction with his exhibition at C/O Berlin, Wim Wenders will talk with Andrea Thilo about the importance of photography in his cinematic work. Their discussion will be followed by a screening of the film Alice in the Cities (1974), in which both the Polaroid camera and instant photography play an important role. Polaroids were Wim Wenders’ preferred medium from the late 1960s to 1980s—a complimentary tool that he used to explore filmmaking. He always had a Polaroid camera at his side to keep a record of the things, moments, and people in his life and to save them from falling into oblivion.

An event in cooperation with the Yorck-Kinogruppe, the Wim Wenders Foundation and Studiocanal.

Wim Wenders is considered a pioneer of New German Cinema and one of the most important representatives of contemporary German film. He is a director, producer, photographer, and writer. In addition to multiple award-winning feature films including Alice in the Cities (1973), The American Friend (1977), Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), and The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), his most recent documentary films, Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014) were nominated for the Academy Awards. The documentary film Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018) recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His new feature film Grenzenlos (Submergence) will be having its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF on September 10, 2018. Wenders’ photographic works have been shown in numerous museums worldwide including Centre Pompidou in Paris, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. In the fall of 2012, Wim Wenders and his wife Donata Wenders established the Wim Wenders Foundation in Düsseldorf. The non-profit foundation brings together Wim Wenders’ cinematic, photographic, artistic, and literary oeuvre, preserving and restoring the works and making them permanently accessible to the general public. The Wim Wenders Foundation also supports young talents in the area of innovative cinematic narration.

Andrea Thilo is a journalist, television and radio host, and film producer. She studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts at the Berlin University of the Arts and has worked for the networks NDR and ARD, Pro Sieben, and BBC. She has been a freelance journalist and host for television, radio, and weekly newspapers since 1998. In 1999, Andrea Thilo founded the production company Boomtown Media in Berlin with partners Thomas Grube and Uwe Dierks. Their first film production, Warschau Express (2000), was nominated for the German Television Award. In 2005, Thilo received the German Film Award as one of the producers of the box office hit Rhythm Is It!. Andrea Thilo lives and works in Berlin.