Wim Wenders

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Wim Wenders 2017 at the 67th Berlinale

Wilhelm Ernst "Wim" Wenders (born August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf ) is a German director and photographer . Together with other auteur filmmakers of the New German Cinema , he founded the film publishing house of the authors in 1971 . From the 1980s onwards, he achieved worldwide fame with films such as Paris, Texas and Der Himmel über Berlin . Wenders sees himself as “the traveler and only then a director or photographer”. From 1991 to 1996 Wenders was chairman of the European Film Academyand was its president until the end of 2020. He was also professor of film at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2017 .


Origin and education

Wim Wenders was born as the son of the surgeon Heinrich Wenders into a conservative Roman Catholic home. The Dutch first name Wim occurred in his mother's family, but was rejected as un-German by the German authorities. His brother Klaus was born four years later.

The father became chief physician at the St. Josefs Hospital (today St. Clemens Hospital) in Oberhausen - Sterkrade . There Wenders attended the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gymnasium . Before that he had attended the Schloss-Gymnasium in Düsseldorf-Benrath.

He temporarily wanted to be a priest , which he rejected under the influence of rock 'n' roll . Popular music later became an important design tool in his films and especially his road movies . For Wenders, "a road movie without music is practically unthinkable". In his documentaries Buena Vista Social Club and Much Happened - The BAP Film , music takes the lead role. After graduating from high school in 1963, he first studied two semesters of medicine in Munich , then one semester of philosophy in Freiburg and finally one semester of sociology in Düsseldorf . Then he broke off his studies to concentrate on watercolor painting , which until then had only been on the side. In 1966, Wenders again changed location and career aspirations. He moved to Paris and applied to the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC).

Since he was rejected there, he worked as an etcher in the studio of the German artist Johnny Friedlaender in Montparnasse . He also went to the Cinémathèque française , where he could watch up to five films a day. After a year he had seen over a thousand films. In addition, as Wenders explains in the documentary Wim Wenders, Desperado from 2020, while he visits the places of his youth, the cinema in the film institute was heated, in contrast to his tiny student apartment in Paris. Wenders followed contemplation with deeds and did a three-month internship at United Artists in Düsseldorf . The indifferent treatment of the films there shocked him. He processed his frustration with the essay Despise what is being sold .

In 1967 he was accepted at the newly founded University for Television and Film in Munich. In addition to his studies, he wrote film reviews for the magazines FilmKritik , Twen and Der Spiegel as well as for the Süddeutsche Zeitung . In 1970 he shot the two and a half hour graduation film Summer in the City on 16mm film and in black and white . The cameraman was Robby Müller . What was unusual about the film, in addition to its length, was the synchronization of the voices in indirect speech, which had become necessary due to the inattention of the sound recorder. Because of the unauthorized takeover of music titles, the film cannot be rented out; it is only shown at festivals.

Author's film

In 1971 Wenders founded the film publishing house of the authors with other auteur filmmakers of the New German Cinema . His early works include the novel adaptations Die Angst des Tormanns bei Penalty by Peter Handke and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne . The director himself feels that the latter has failed and has learned from this painful experience "never again to make a film where I don't know for sure whether I have it in me at all to tell this story". He then achieved his artistic breakthrough with Alice in the Cities in 1973. In the course of time it received the international critic award of the FIPRESCI jury in Cannes . He also became known in the USA with The American Friend, based on a model by Patricia Highsmith . In 1976 he made himself independent with his own production company; with Road Movies Filmproduktion in Berlin he later also produced films by other directors. In the early films such as the road movie trilogy Alice in the Cities , Wrong Movement and In the Course of Time , trains are a central subject of the plot. In addition, the characters appearing in these films go on long walks, whether in the evening sun ( The left-handed woman ) or in hilly vineyards ( Wrong Move ) for an in-depth conversation about life and writing.

Wim Wenders in Basel, 2005

At the invitation of Francis Ford Coppola , Wenders came to the United States in 1977 to shoot a film about the crime writer Dashiell Hammett for his production company Zoetrope . As a young person, Wenders struggled with his German identity, which was one of the reasons why he moved to the USA. Due to disputes over the script and the cast, the completion was delayed, until 1982 Hammett came to the cinema. In the meantime Wenders made Nick's Film - Lightning Over Water (1980), a semi-documentary film about the last months of the cancer-stricken director Nicholas Ray . The film Der Stand der Dinge (1982) is about the difficulties of filmmaking, in which he dealt with many a conflict he had experienced himself and which he was exposed to while filming Hammett .

In the same year staged Wenders for the Salzburg Festival in the Summer Riding School About the villages of Peter Handke .

In the 18-minute essayistic short documentary Reverse Angle from 1982, Wenders explains, while leafing through an illustrated book by the painter, what significance Edward Hopper has for him as a source of inspiration and the parallels between painting and filmmaking. In addition, at that time, as he describes in the short documentary, Wenders rediscovered the sense and pleasure of peaceful vision through the novel Meine Freunde (Mes Amis) by French author Emmanuel Bove "after days full of blindness".

After a presentation of Sam Shepard in 1984 the film was released Paris, Texas , the same year at the International Film Festival of Cannes , the Palme d'Or was awarded. It was only after a lengthy dispute with the authors' film publishing house about the distribution rights, which was also carried out in court, that the film finally came to German cinemas in 1985. Previously, the German audience could only see the film at the Hof International Film Festival , where Wenders had already shown his first works and to which he has remained loyal ever since. In addition to Der Himmel über Berlin (1987), Paris, Texas was one of Wenders' most commercially successful films.

In 1989, Wenders began shooting his ambitious science fiction project To the End of the World . In planning since 1977, the film was completed in 1991 after a year and a half of shooting. The original 280-minute version, which was shortened to 180 minutes for theatrical release in Germany and 158 minutes in the USA, received mediocre reviews. Also with his subsequent films In Far Distance, So Close! (1993), Lisbon Story (1994), At the End of the Violence (1997) and The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) he was only able to partially build on his earlier successes.

The musicians' documentary Buena Vista Social Club (1999), which received an Oscar nomination and the European Film Award and set in motion a revival of Cuban Son music, was a global success .

Wim Wenders was one of the founding members of the German Film Academy in 2003 .

He is considered a friend of the Düsseldorf band Die Toten Hosen . In 2000 he shot the music video Why am I not full? from the album Immortal . In 2004 the band participated in the soundtrack for Land of Plenty with the song Stand up! .

At the presentation of his film Palermo Shooting , 2008
Wenders in 2008

In 2008, Wenders was represented for the ninth time in the Cannes Film Festival competition with the feature film Palermo Shooting . Campino , Dennis Hopper and Giovanna Mezzogiorno play the leading roles in the drama .

The dance film Pina , a homage to the choreographer Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal , was Wenders' first 3D film . The film was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary in 2012. It premiered in February 2011 at the 61st Berlinale , where it ran out of competition in the competition program. In the same year, Pina won the German Film Award in the Best Documentary Film category , while Wenders was nominated for Best Director.

At the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 , Wenders was represented out of competition with his new film Every Thing Will Be Fine . The silent drama was his first feature film in 3D . While shooting the documentary Pina , he noticed that this technique could increase the actors' presence, which is why he also used it in a feature film.

The salt of the earth won several prizes in 2014 and 2015, including the special prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival . The film also won a César for Best Documentary . On January 15, 2015, the US Film Academy nominated The Salt of the Earth for an Oscar for best documentary film.

Wenders directed the live broadcast of the opening celebrations of the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy on December 8, 2015 from St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica with the opening of the Holy Door . The transmission, which is the responsibility of Vatican TV , was taken over by television stations around the world.

After 3 American LP's (1969), Die Angst des Tormanns bei Elfmeter (1971), Wrong Movement (1975) and Der Himmel über Berlin (1987), Peter Handke and Wim Wenders worked together for the fifth time with The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) . The film, shot in French with Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin , had its world premiere in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016. In 2016, Wenders filmed Submergence based on the love story of the same name by Jonathan M. Ledgard.

In 2020 Wim Wenders began shooting a documentary about the architect Peter Zumthor .

Teaching activities

Since 1993 Wenders has been an honorary professor at the University of Television and Film (HFF) in Munich.

From 2002 he taught at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg . He finished his professorship after the 2017 summer semester.


Wenders supported the " Your voice against poverty" campaign and announced the Toten Hosen as a speaker at the G8 concert in June 2007 .

In autumn 2012, Wim Wenders founded the Wim Wenders Foundation in Düsseldorf. This created a legally binding framework to bring together the cinematic, photographic, literary and artistic life work of Wim Wenders and to make it permanently accessible to the public. Another aspect of the foundation's work is the promotion of cinematic storytelling. In cooperation with the Wim-Wenders-Stiftung , the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW has been awarding the Wim-Wenders scholarship once a year since 2014 . This is intended to support young filmmakers.

In an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin , Wenders and other members of the European Film Academy pleaded for the release of the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov .


In June 2017 Wenders made his debut with his first opera production at the Berlin Schillertheater , the second stage of the Berlin State Opera . Wenders chose Georges Bizet'sLes pêcheurs de perles ” ( The Pearl Fishers ) as the musical drama . During a creative crisis in San Francisco in 1978, he had heard the aria of Nadir every day in a bar with an opera music jukebox and was deeply touched and comforted by it.

On the occasion of his 75th birthday on August 14, 2020, filmmakers Eric Friedler and Campino shot the documentary Wim Wenders, Desperado about Wenders and his decades of work. In the documentary, Patti Smith , Andie MacDowell , Werner Herzog and Francis Ford Coppola talk about Wenders.


In 1989 Wenders was chairman of the jury at the Cannes International Film Festival . In August 2008 he chaired the jury at the 65th Venice International Film Festival .

In 2005, Wim Wenders became the first filmmaker to be awarded the Pour le Mérite order , the number of which is limited to 80 members.

In August 2014, Wenders received the Honorary Golden Bear at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 for his “cross-genre and multifaceted work as a filmmaker, photographer and author” . This honor was combined with a "homage" from ten of his feature films and documentaries, which were shown at the 2015 Berlinale.

A high school was named after him in his native Düsseldorf in 2018.

Private life

The writer Peter Handke is one of Wenders' earliest friends. He got to know Handke during his student days after a performance of his play verbal verbatabung in the theater of Oberhausen . Both artists inspired each other and also worked together for several films, starting with the ten-minute music film 3 American LP’s [ sic! ] (1969) and The Goalie's Fear at the Penalty Kick (1971).

Wenders is married for the third time. His first two spouses were the actress Edda Köchl (1968–1974) and the singer Ronee Blakley (1979–1981). He also had relationships with actresses Lisa Kreuzer and Solveig Dommartin . Since 1993 he has been married to the photographer Donata Wenders , with whom he temporarily lived mainly in Los Angeles and in a second home in Berlin.

Although Wenders would have liked to have children, this was denied to him due to his sterility, which resulted from an illness in the post-war years.

Wim Wenders grew up Catholic, but left the Church in 1968 and converted to Protestantism in the 1980s. He describes himself as an "ecumenical Christian".

Working method

Wim Wenders makes both feature films and documentaries. In his early days as a filmmaker, Wenders was “a pure picture maker. Originally I wanted to be a painter. I saw my first short films as a continuation of painting with other means, so to speak. ”Only“ over time ”did he develop“ more and more into a narrator ”. Another important influence for him was American cinema, but it was only during his 15-year stay in the USA that he realized that “my world was really more European cinema”.

Wenders sees himself first and foremost as “the traveler and only then a director or photographer”. He was used to being on the road from childhood and learned to love it, which is why the road movie became the medium of his choice and the name of his two film production companies. Since he did not travel without music, movement, intensely perceived images and music form the basis for his films. Being on the move also shaped his fascination for landscapes and places, whose characteristics and peculiarities Wenders is particularly interested in. In this context, Wenders often speaks of the sense of place, the potential meaning of landscapes and places: “We owe them respect, because they have a deeper meaning for us than just being there. They accompany us in silence. They shape our lives and our history. They are our stage. ”With regard to his film classic Paris, Texas from 1984, Wenders can hardly explain how this project came to a finished conclusion, since he and his team worked without a conventional script at the time and instead took risks intuitively and every day of shooting spontaneously thought about the plot of the film. For financial reasons, Wim Wenders had to work for a week in the middle of the filming of Paris, Texas with a downsized film team that consisted only of camera and sound engineers, without an outfitter and lighting technician, which is why the team constantly feared that the film project might have to be canceled until fresh money was transferred from Germany to the USA. Wenders used the many interruptions to continue writing the history of Paris, Texas . Despite the increasing pressure on himself, as cameraman Robby Müller remembers in the documentary Wim Wenders, Desperado from 2020, Wim Wenders never passed it on to his employees, but always remained inspired by a balanced calm. Director Francis Ford Coppola , with whom Wenders made the crime film Hammett between 1978 and 1982 , was initially deeply irritated by Wenders' free working method , when Wenders quickly added new characters to the already approved script without consulting. That is why Wenders had to adapt in places to the stringent and more calculated way of working of producer Coppola. After content-related conflicts between Wenders and Coppola, a completely different feature film came out based on Hammett than originally planned.

As a filmmaker, he has always remained open to all technical innovations, more recently compared to digital cinema, so that after the 3D documentary Pina (2011) he also made his first 3D feature film Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015). In contrast, he stayed true to the analog medium in his photographic work and also became an advocate of analog photography . In the documentary Wim Wenders, Desperado you can see how filmmaker Wenders drives out of the skin on a sidewalk while filming the short film Two or Three Things I Know about Edward Hopper and calls out that a vintage car he is directing is not in front of the camera drives along as director Wenders imagined. Such emotional outbursts during work have occurred more frequently in recent years, but, as his wife Donata Wenders assures in the documentary, they do not correspond to the actual nature of Wim Wenders.


Film awards


2014 with the order Pour le Mérite
Star by Wim Wenders on the Boulevard der Stars in Berlin

Exhibitions (selection)


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  • Volker Behrens (Ed.): Man of Plenty - Wim Wenders . Schüren Verlag , Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-89472-407-2 .
  • Peter Buchka: You can't buy eyes. Wim Wenders and his films . Hanser, Munich 1983, 140 pages, 185 illustrations, ISBN 3-446-13104-3 .
  • Horst Fleig: Wim Wenders. Hermetic film language and continuation of ancient mythology . transcript, Bielefeld 2005, 310 pp., numerous. Fig., ISBN 3-89942-385-2 .
  • Jörn Glasenapp : Wim Wenders (= film concepts, vol. 50). Edition text + kritik, Munich 2018. ISBN 978-3-86916-655-1 .
  • Norbert Grob: Wenders . Edition Films, Berlin 1991. ISBN 3-89166-130-4 .
  • Robert Phillip Kolker, Peter Beicken : The Films of Wim Wenders. Cinema as Vision and Desire . Cambridge University Press 1993, 198 pp. ISBN 0-521-38976-3 .
  • Thomas Kroll: The sky over Berlin - secular mystagogy? Wim Wenders' feature film as a challenge for practical theology . LIT, Münster 2008, 712 pages, ISBN 3-8258-7322-6 .
  • Dinara Maglakelidze: Wandering through Germany in search of identity , harmony with traditions . In: National Identities in West German and Georgian Authors' Films . VDM-Verlag, Saarbrücken 2008, ISBN 978-3-8364-9006-1 , pp. 86-92, 97-100.
  • Simone Malaguti: Wim Wenders' films and their intermedia relationship to Peter Handke's literature. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-631-58064-6 .
  • Laura Schmidt, Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders (Eds.): Pina. The Film and the Dancers. Schirmer / Mosel-Verlag, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-8296-0623-3 .
  • Peter Schwartzkopff (eds.): Sam Shepard and Wim Wenders: Don't Come Knocking. The book about the film . With photos by Wim and Donata Wenders, Schwartzkopff Buchwerke, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-937738-39-8 .
  • Sebastiano Toma: The sky over Berlin . Graphic Novel , Jacoby & Stuart , Berlin 2015, 200 pp., Numerous. Fig., ISBN 978-3-942787-53-6 .
  • Michael Wedel: Crossings and collisions: Wim Wenders' police film. In: Hermann Kappelhoff, Christine Lötscher, Daniel Illger (eds.): Filmische Seitenblicke: Cinepoetic excursions into the cinema from 1968. Berlin: De Gruyter 2018 (Cinepoetics 7), pp. 69–86.
  • Wim Wenders: The time with Antonioni. Chronicle of a film . Publishing house of the authors, Frankfurt am Main 1995, ISBN 3-88661-162-0 .
  • Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders: Buena Vista Social Club . Schirmer / Mosel-Verlag, Munich 1999, ISBN 3-88814-611-9 .
  • Wim Wenders, Donata Wenders (Ed.): The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel - A Film Book . Schirmer / Mosel-Verlag, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-88814-986-X .
  • Reinhold Zwick : The Angels' View. Wim Wenders' spiritually stimulating cinema . In: Herder Korrespondenz 60, 2005, pp. 38–43.


Films about Wenders

  • From one who moved out - Wim Wenders' early years. Documentary, Germany, 2007, 96 min., Director: Marcel Wehn, film page .
  • Password cinema: Wim Wenders. Traveler through space and time. Interview, Germany, 2015, 30 min., (Online 53 min.), Script and direction: Maik Platzen and Achim Forst, production: 3sat , first broadcast: August 8, 2015, 12:55 am, online video with bonus material in the 3sat media library.
  • Wim Wenders, Desperado. Documentary by Eric Friedler and Campino . Germany 2020, 120 minutes.

Web links

Commons : Wim Wenders  - album with pictures, videos and audio files


Bio and filmographies



Individual evidence

  1. Apa / dpa : World star of German film - Wim Wenders turns 70. In: Salzburger Nachrichten , August 14, 2015.
      Statement on November 30, 2008 at Hörbar Rust on Radioeins
  2. a b c d Jochen Kürten: Wim Wenders' cinema map. In: Deutsche Welle , May 20, 2009, interview with Wenders.
  3. a b Wim Wenders · Director. In: Akademie der Künste (AdK), accessed on December 26, 2017.
  4. a b Katja Weise: Wim Wenders is leaving the HFBK in Hamburg. In: NDR Kultur , July 12, 2017 and interview: "I did not teach in the traditional sense."
  5. Official Biography. Additional facts. ( Memento from January 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive ). In: wim-wenders.com .
  6. a b Margarete Prowe: Happy Birthday, Wim Wenders! A retrospective for the 60th birthday. In: filmszene.de , August 2005, biography.
  7. a b c d e f Wim Wenders, Desperado , documentary by Eric Friedler and Andreas Frege , 119 minutes, 2020, NDR Fernsehen + Studio Hamburg Enterprises GmbH
  8. Louis Lewitan : "That was my salvation" - Interview with Wim Wenders: "Unfortunately, my first film was spilled." In: Zeitmagazin , October 30, 2014, No. 45.
  9. fdi / dpa / dapd : German film award for "Vincent will Meer". In: SpOn , April 8, 2011.
  10. Paul Katzenberger: "You can see people much more precisely with 3D". In: Süddeutsche.de , April 2, 2015, interview.
  11. ^ The Salt of the Earth. In: Cannes International Film Festival , 2014, with videos, (English).
  12. Steve Dove: The Salt of the Earth. In: oscar.go.com , January 15, 2015, accessed December 26, 2017.
  13. a b In the takeover of Bavarian TV , the commentator Andrea Kammhuber ("Church and World" editor) announced that the direct broadcast television images sent by Vatican television to the television stations were "directed by none other than Wim Wenders."
  14. Start of shooting for Submergence. In: New Road Movies , April 12, 2016.
  15. Wim Wenders about birthdays and his new film from dpa on the website of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at www.faz.net ( Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ), September 9, 2020, accessed on September 10, 2020
  16. Volker Behrens: Fatih Akin becomes a professor. In: Hamburger Abendblatt , October 11, 2005.
  17. Review of the G8 concert in Rostock 2007. ( Memento from October 12, 2007 in the Internet Archive ). In: Your voice against poverty , 2007.
  18. ↑ Promotion of young talent. In: Wim Wenders Foundation , accessed on December 26, 2017.
  19. Anastassia Boutsko: Oleg Sentsov: "I am not a serf". Retrieved July 22, 2014 .
  20. a b Manuel Brug: "The pearl fishermen". Wim Wenders stages the opera that saved him. In: Die Welt , June 25, 2017.
  21. Georg Kasch: "Die Perlenfischer" with astonished naivete. In: Berliner Morgenpost , June 25, 2017.
  22. ^ Georg Rudiger: Opera debut. Wim Wenders stages “Die Perlenfischer” in Berlin. In: Stuttgarter Zeitung , June 25, 2017.
  23. Toten-Hosen boss Campino is co-director of a new documentary about Wim Wenders message in the news on the homepage of the German music magazine Rolling Stone www.rollingstone.de ( Rolling Stone ), July 8th, 2020
  24. ^ A b Peter Busmann : Laudation to Wim Wenders. In: Pour le Mérite , May 29, 2006, (PDF; 8 p., 44 kB).
  25. Press release: Berlinale 2015: Homage and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders. In: berlinale.de , August 21, 2014, accessed December 26, 2017.
  26. Christoph Schroeter: School in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk with a new name: Wim-Wenders-Gymnasium now visible to all. Accessed August 31, 2018 .
  27. Martin Rosefeldt: From one who moved out - Wim Wenders' early years. ( Memento of November 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive ). In: arte , February 19, 2007.
  28. a b Wim Wenders. Life & Work. In: kino.de , 2010, accessed on December 26, 2017.
  29. ^ Holger Lodahl and Dagmar Haas-Pilwat: Düsseldorf. Wim Wenders celebrates with his 500 friends. In: Rheinische Post , April 18, 2015.
  30. ap: Wim Wenders is a member of the “Pour le mérite” order. In: Rheinische Post , July 20, 2005.
  31. Berliner Morgenpost: Director Wim Wenders would have liked to have children of his own. Retrieved November 20, 2019 .
  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IQgGxUguDU
  33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-cqM88Lg2g
  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdrItQOU1f8
  35. Wim Wenders: A Sense of Place . Ed .: Daniel Bickermann. Verlag der Authors, Frankfurt / Main 2005, ISBN 3-88661-276-7 , p. 66 .
  36. Video interview: The consolation of photography. In: critic.de , November 21, 2008, 8:16 min.
  37. Carola Padtberg, DER SPIEGEL: Wim Wenders on Edward Hopper: "Without him I wouldn't have done it like this" - DER SPIEGEL - Culture. Retrieved March 22, 2020 .
  38. "CHANGE". Retrieved May 16, 2020 .
  39. https://www.br.de/nachrichten/bayern/wim-wenders-zum-75-geburtstag-hof-gratierter-dem-preistraeger,S7d00NP
  40. Bavarian Film Prize 2011: Honorary Prize of the Prime Minister goes to director Wim Wenders. In: Bavarian State Chancellery , December 14, 2011.
  41. Hommage 2015 and Honorary Golden Bear for Wim Wenders. ( Memento of December 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive ). In: Berlinale 2015 , February 12, 2015.
  42. Press releases: German film director Wim Wenders wins Helena Vaz da Silva European Award 2017. In: Europa Nostra , July 15, 2017 and
      film director Wim Wenders received Helena Vaz da Silva European Award in Lisbon. In: Europa Nostra , October 26, 2017, accessed December 26, 2017.
  43. Zurich Film Festival: A Tribute to… Award goes to German director Wim Wenders . Article dated July 19, 2018, accessed July 19, 2018.
  44. ^ People in Europe - Wim Wenders . MiE 2018, accessed October 19, 2018.
  45. Medienhaus Bauer / Marler Zeitung March 25, 2019, p. 14
  46. WDR3, March 25, 2019; News; 8 o'clock
  47. Wim Wenders receives Max Ophüls honorary award. In: sr.de. December 11, 2020, accessed December 11, 2020 .
  48. Exhibition: Wim Wenders: Pictures from the surface of the earth. In: Hamburger Bahnhof , September 20 to November 4, 2001.
  49. Wim Wenders Photographs. In: Fundació Sorigué , Octubre 2013 - March 2014, with many photos, (Portuguese).
  50. ^ FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano: La Mostra: Wim Wenders. America. In: wimwendersvillapanza.it , 2015, with short video , accessed on December 26, 2017.
  51. Wim Wenders. In: Blain | Southern, accessed December 26, 2017.
  52. "In broad daylight even the sounds shine." Wim Wenders scouting in Portugal. In: Wim Wenders' Foundation , 2015.
  53. Leiko Ikemura in dialogue with Donata and Wim Wenders. Brandenburg Gate Foundation , accessed on April 9, 2018 .
  54. Wim Wenders. Immediately pictures. C / O Berlin, accessed on August 15, 2018 .
  55. Wim Wenders. Early photographs. Filmarchiv Austria, accessed on January 12, 2019 .
  56. Narration will never die. Wiener Zeitung, accessed on January 12, 2019 .
  57. ^ Photo exhibition review by Freddy Langer: Shackled by secret violence. In: FAZ , April 23, 2015, page R 6.
  58. Peter Zander: "Wim Wenders, Desperado": "Look at Wim's films, you idiot." In: Berliner Morgenpost. July 14, 2020, accessed July 15, 2020