PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Wim Wenders, director of the film Anselm.
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When it comes to experimental art films like Anselm, Wim Wenders feels like a first time director.
Anselm: Beside Perfect Days, his new fiction film which will be presented at the 76th Festival de Cannes in competition, Wim Wenders is at the film festival directed by Thierry Frémaux with Anselm, a 3D portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Wenders explains how he crossed paths with Kiefer for many years as the idea of making a film about his artist friend gained strength. After watching Kiefer’ studios Barjac, Wenders told him that it was about time they made a film together. “It’s now or never” Wenders said and Kiefer agreed. When it comes to experimental art films like Anselm, Wim Wenders feels like a first time director, he reveals. Shot in 3D and 6K-resolution, the film presents a cinematic experience of the artist’s work which explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history, inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology and religion. For over two years, Wenders traced Kiefer’s path from his native Germany to his current home in France, connecting the stages of his life to the essential places of his career that spans more than five decades.