CANNES FESTIVAL, underwhelming and mediocre “Pope Francis: A man of his word”

Disappointed, for professional and for personal reasons. This lapsed Catholic grew up in Europe and was raised by Jesuits at one of Paris’s private schools. I’m not a believer, anymore, but I’ve remained a Catholic, existentially speaking, the Vatican being a kind of cultural guide, my go-to moral authority in a Europe that's sometimes hardly recognizable. When I was baptized, I was named after ... more >

The lonely and extraordinary life, as highlighted in THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Country of production: France / Brazil / Italy
Runtime: 110 mins (Dolby Digital)

Beautiful, heartbreaking, ambitious, and spiritually invigorating. “The Salt of the Earth,” a new documentary directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, gives social documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado (the co-director’s father) center stage and illuminates his life’s work with a focus on his photography work and travels. Salgado’s photographs cover diverse subjects, from ... more >


SHORT TAKE | The salt of the earth

Film will qualify next month for an Academy Award
Released by Sony Pictures Classics
Opening March 27, 2015

For the last forty years the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge ... more >

Pina: a new documentary by Wim Wenders

In theatres on December 23rd

Coming to theatres (in a limited release) on December 23rd is Wim Wenders’ documentary about Pina Bausch, the German-born modern dancer and choreographer who has influenced modern dancing since the Seventies. I've seen the film and I can testify to this: Pina is quite simply gorgeous to watch. Bausch, as expected, is a bit of an eccentric bird but it’s all good. She delivers the goods and her ... more >

Berlinale 2011: Trailer for Wim Wenders’ Pina

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