Wim Wenders took a risk by plunging into 3D headfirst, but the venture payed off. His first feature-length crack at the format, Pina, was not only praised during its months-long festival run, but also finds itself eligible for a Best Documentary nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. While he’s better known for his narrative work, and would like to craft such a film with the technology, he’s already started another documentary.
As was told to DocumentaryChannel (via ThePlaylist), Wenders has been crafting “a long-term project” that “will take several years.” The focus has been shifted from dancing to architecture, a transition that was aided by Pina; through one means or another, directing the dance documentary made architecture come across as “something that could have a real affinity to this medium.” (Just as Pina paid tribute to the late Pina Bausch, I’m hoping he could once more give due respect to an icon of the world at hand. Art Vandelay, anyone?)
Still, Wenders calling it his next documentary project doesn’t mean it’s happening soon, and he stressed that things are “at the very, very beginning.” But, despite knowing a wait is required, I still find myself insanely curious about what he’ll be creating. Especially when the filmmaker describes the way in which 3D can bring the experience of inhabiting a building to life, saying “I’m really excited to have this tool now that gives this sense of place.” On top of that, Wenders‘ Pina is widely considered to be one of the best uses of the format since its resurgence; though I haven’t actually seen the picture, I feel safe in assuming that his continued use of it would yield something fruitful.
Is Wenders the right person to make a 3D architecture film?
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute