No, it doesn’t seem like Wim Wenders‘ latest feature turned out so well, but we can still be curious about what he came up with when orchestrating a 3D melodrama starring James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. (What? Okay, pardon that royal “we.”) Bad news: it’s neither in 3D or English, but these first images are impressive on compositional and cinematographic levels — a sign that at least one aspect wasn’t a fumble. The rest remains to be seen.
But that’s not all! Every Thing Will Be Fine premiered at this year’s Berlinale, where Wenders also participated in a career-spanning discussion. You can see this extended talk and a nice little montage of his extensive work that was prepared for this, done in conjunction with the director’s personal foundation.
Watch the preview below:
A winter’s evening. A country road. It is snowing, visibility is poor. Out of nowhere, a sledge glides down a hill. Brakes are slammed on, the car comes to a halt. Silence. Tomas, a novelist, is not to blame for this tragic accident, neither is little Christopher who could have kept a closer eye on his brother, nor Kate, the mother of the two, who could have called the children in earlier … Afterwards, it is as if Tomas has fallen into a deep pit. The relationship with his girlfriend Sara collapses under this burden. He seeks refuge in his writing and tries to establish a family of his own with Ann and her daughter Mina. The film follows Tomas over twelve years in his attempt to give his life meaning again, just as much as it follows Kate and Christopher until the latter is 17 years old and finally decides to face the man he met only once before, on that fateful evening … Every Thing Will Be Fine carefully and precisely tells a story of guilt and the search for forgiveness, and the fact that it is not time that is a great healer but the courage to face up to things and to forgive. Especially oneself.
Are you anticipating the next Wenders feature?