The latest spring 2012 edition of Canada's premiere magazine for documentaries and independent films, Point of View, features a major in-depth interview by editor-in-chief Marc Glassman with Wim Wenders (whose PINA is showing in its 12th week at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) titled "The Compleat Filmmaker".
WW on interesting films:
„In my own experience, those films where you really stood in front of a mountain of problems and had to overcome huge difficulties, where you were heartbroken that you couldn’t do things and had to come up with ideas in order to cover up for something -- those are the interesting films.”
WW on watching Pina Bausch:
“I didn’t think that dance could move me, or could even concern me. And I was sitting on the edge of my seat in tears for the entire thing. It just blew me away. Especially Café Müller.”
WW on documentaries: “In a time where television has basically lost both its function of informant of news and the informant of opinions, I think documentaries have regained the position they had in the very beginning.”
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