“Pina” in 3D, the most recent film from acclaimed German director Wim Wenders will be the inaugural film in the 7th Monterrey International Film Festival and the first time the Festival will exhibit a film in this format.
The 107 minute documentary, winner of the Best Documentary Film in the German Film Awards 2011, will be presented for the first time in the American Continent on August 18 of this year at the Teatro de la Ciudad de Monterrey at 8 pm as the inaugural film of Monterrey IFF. This is the second time a Win Wenders’ film opens this cinematographic event. The first one was Don’t Come Knocking in 2006.
In this film, the director explores the work of Pina Bausch, one of the most important contemporary dance figures internationally. Through the choreography of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, Wenders takes the audience on a journey, awakening the senses through the dance and the places that were central to Bausch’s creative activity.
Director, screenwriter and producer, Win Wenders has had an important activity in short films, feature films, documentaries and TV programs. The idea to making this film came from “Café Müller”, one of the most representative works of the German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009, and who the director met in 1985. From this first encounter, a friendship was born, as was the project of a film together that never happened because of the limitations of the media. Wenders could not find the way to faithfully project Bausch’s art. It was until the height of 3D technology that the filmmaker could finish what would be his first work with this technology, “… our project could only be possible this way, through the introduction of the space dimension”.
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