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Wim Wenders Lands Top Honour At Berlin Film Festival

21st August 2014

German moviemaker Wim Wenders is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.The legendary director will receive a Golden Bear prize at the event in February (15) in...

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European Directors Join Forces To Urge Putin To Free Jailed Peer

13th June 2014

Mike Leigh, Pedro Almodovar and Wim Wenders are among the European filmmakers who are appealing to Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the release of jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.The Gamer moviemaker was arrested last month...

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Rachel Mcadams In Talks For Passengers

28th October 2013

Rachel McAdams is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in 'Passengers'.The Canadian star is in talks to join Keanu Reeves in the sci-fi drama, after Witherspoon had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts.The...

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Wim Wenders Writes Touching Tribute To Falk

4th July 2011

German filmmaker Wim Wenders has paid a touching tribute to late Columbo star Peter Falk in a heartwarming essay, recalling the early days of their friendship.The beloved actor passed away at the age of 83...

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3d Replaces Language In New Wim Wenders Film

14th February 2011

Other directors have used 3D to enhance scenes of their films, but director Wim Wenders ( The Buena Vista Social Club; Paris, Texas ) says that 3D was absolutely crucial in the making of his...

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Fascinating Fact 10636

12th January 2011

Moviemaker WIM WENDERS is in talks to direct the 2013 production of Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany.

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Wenders Halts Movie After Subject's Death

4th July 2009

Moviemaker WIM WENDERS has halted work on new film PINA following the death of the movie's subject, PINA BAUSCH.The legendary choreographer died on Tuesday (30Jun09) days after she was diagnosed with cancer. She was 68....

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Fascinating Fact 5641

17th July 2008

Moviemaker JOHN LANDIS has been added to WIM WENDERS' Venice Film Festival jury in Italy. Landis will join previously-announced judges VALERIA GOLINO, screenwriter JURIY ARABOV and Argentine director LUCRECIA MARTEL, among others on the panel...

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Fascinating Fact 5541

28th June 2008

German moviemaker WIM WENDERS has been selected to chair the jury at this year's (08) Venice Film Festival in Italy. The 65th festival starts on 27 August (08)....

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Director Trio To Judge Internet Movie Awards

22nd April 2008

Directors WERNER HERZOG, WIM WENDERS and PAUL SCHRADER have signed on to judge a series of internet movie contests designed to take amateur filmmakers' work to the big screen. The idea is the brainchild of...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Antonioni At Funeral

2nd August 2007

LATEST: Iconic filmmaker MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI has been laid to rest in his native Italy, with stars including director WIM WENDERS and actress DANIELA SILVERO in attendance. Antonioni - renowned for his Oscar nominated 1966 movie...

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Eastwood Honoured With Cinema For Peace Award

13th February 2007

CLINT EASTWOOD was honoured with the Cinema For Peace Award in Berlin, Germany, last night (12FEB07). The American director received the film award for his double project FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and LETTERS FROM IWO...

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Wings Of Desire Actress Dommartin Dies

5th February 2007

French actress SOLVEIG DOMMARTIN, who starred as MARION, the lonely trapeze artist in WIM WENDERS' WINGS OF DESIRE, died on 11 January (07) of a heart attack. She was 45. The Paris-born star acted with...

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Daniel Schmid Dies

7th August 2006

Swiss director DANIEL SCHMID has died following a battle with cancer. He was 64. The film-maker passed away on Saturday night (05AUG06) in his hometown of Flims, Switzerland, according to producer MARCEL HOEHN. Hoehn produced...

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Hopper's Addiction Took Him To Jail

5th May 2006

Veteran actor DENNIS HOPPER ended up in seven different jails after an alcohol detox in Mexico in 1982 made him hallucinate and forget who he was. The APOCALYPSE NOW star, who was addicted to alcohol...

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Buena Vista Singer Leyva Dies

23rd March 2006

PIO LEYVA, a singer with the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, has died at the age of 88. The Cuban performer suffered a heart attack on Wednesday (22MAR06), his family confirmed. Leyva performed on more than...

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Quaker Star Saint Turned Her Back On Gambling

21st March 2006

Quaker actress EVA MARIE SAINT begged director ROBERT MULLIGAN for a remote hotel suite when she filmed THE STALKING MOON in 1968 - because she couldn't stand the sights and sounds of casino gambling. The...

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Reed The Snapper

20th January 2006

Rock 'n' roll star LOU REED is unveiling his digital photography at two simultaneous exhibitions in New York City. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE singer's first big project, which focuses on the beauty...

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Wenders Biking In Berlin

30th August 2005

Director WIM WENDERS has ditched his posh Audi car and bought a bicycle following his move back to Germany. The PARIS, TEXAS film-maker, who recently moved with his wife DONATA from Los Angeles back...

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Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Buried

9th August 2005

LATEST: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star IBRAHIM FERRER was buried yesterday (08AUG05) in his native Havana, Cuba. The 78-year-old Cuban singer died on Saturday (06AUG05) just days after ending a tour in Europe and...

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Wenders Honoured In Locarno

8th August 2005

German director WIM WENDERS was awarded with the Leopard Of Honour at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Saturday (06AUG05). The film-maker, 59, was honoured for his filmography, which includes PARIS, TEXAS; WINGS...

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Cuban Singer Ferrer Dies

7th August 2005

Acclaimed Cuban singer IBRAHIM FERRER died in a Havana hospital yesterday (06AUG05) after suffering multiple organ failure. He was 78. Ferrer achieved international fame following the release of the 1997 album BUENA VISTA SOCIAL...

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Controversial Films In Contention For Top European Prizes

9th December 2004

Controversial German film HEAD-ON and Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR's BAD EDUCATION head the nominations for Saturday's (11DEC04) EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS in Barcelona, Spain. A total of 44 films are in the running for the...

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Woody Allen Joins Ant-bush Bandwagon

21st September 2004

Actor/director WOODY ALLEN blasted US president GEORGE W BUSH when he collected his lifetime achievement award at Spain's SAN SEBASTIAN film festival on Friday (17SEP04). Allen - who is currently shooting an untitled movie...

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Cuba Pays Respects To Compay Segundo

15th July 2003

Thousands of mourners filed past the coffin of BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star COMPAY SEGUNDO in Havana, Cuba today (15JUL03). The Cuban public paid their last respects to the music legend, whose coffin was...

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Buena Vista Social Club Star Segundo Dies

14th July 2003

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star COMPAY SEGUNDO has died aged 95. Segundo came to international prominence in 1999, when he featured alongside artists including IBRAHIM FERRER and RY COODER in WIM WENDERS' massively popular...

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Lou Reed Smiles Shock!

20th May 2003

Stoney-faced rock legend LOU REED has been caught laughing on camera by German filmmaker WIM WENDERS. The WALK ON THE WILD SIDE singer is famed for his hostility on film and in interviews but...

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Wim Wenders May Leave America

19th May 2003

German-born director WIM WENDERS has brought politics to the fore at this year's (03) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL by declaring he's considering leaving America because of the current political climate. The WINGS OF DESIRE helmer...

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