director, producer, photographer and author
Wim Wenders (born 1945) is considered one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema of the 1970s and one of the most important representatives of contemporary cinema.
In addition to multi-award-winning feature films, such as PARIS, TEXAS (1984) and WINGS OF DESIRE (1987), he has also created several innovative documentaries such as PINA, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, THE SALT OF THE EARTH and POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD. Wenders is a director, producer, photographer and author; his photographic work has been exhibited in museums around the world, and his output includes numerous photo books, film books and collections of essays.
Wim Wenders and his wife Donata Wenders live in Berlin.
In 2012, they founded the non-profit Wim Wenders Foundation in Düsseldorf, which brings together Wim Wenders’ film, photographic and literary life’s work by restoring it and making it permanently accessible to the public. The Wim Wenders Foundation is also committed to promoting young talent in the field of innovative cinematic storytelling through the Wim Wenders Grant.
(Photo : © Donata Wenders)