Kino Dreams is the first UK retrospective of Wenders’ films in 15 years and the first chance for UK audiences to experience the 4K restorations of Wings of Desire, The American Friend and Kings of The Road in cinemas.
The tour, supported by the BFI awarding National Lottery funding, aims to give audiences across the UK a chance to see these restorations on the big screen and introduce a new generation of film fans to the work of one of world cinema's most curious and creative filmmakers.
THE AMERICAN FRIEND: Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman, played by Bruno Ganz, in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight—but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond. Filmed on location in Hamburg and Paris, with some scenes shot in grimy, late-seventies New York City, Wenders’s international breakout is a stripped-down crime story that mixes West German and American film flavours, and it features cameos by filmmakers Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, and Nicholas Ray.
A fascinating mix of director Wim Wenders and author Patricia Highsmith - Empire Magazine ★★★★
Contains moderate violence
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Jean Eustache, Sam Fuller, Lisa Kreuzer, Gerald Blain, Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz
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