Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders

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August 14, 1945
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Ernst Wilhelm Wim Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, photographer, and a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club , about Cuban music culture; Pina , about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch; and The Salt of the Earth , about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas , which also won the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire , for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin since 1996.

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