Wim Wenders Retrospective: Alice in the Cities

BBFC RatingWim Wenders Retrospective: Alice in the Cities

Showing: 18 July 2022 until 20 July 2022

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Mon 18 Jul 2022
Tue 19 Jul 2022
Wed 20 Jul 2022

CertificatePG
Year1974
GenreDrama
DirectorWim Wenders
WritersWim Wenders, Veith von F├╝rstenberg
LanguageGerman, English, Dutch
CountryGermany
Running Time1HR 53MINS
SeasonKino Dreams - Wim Wenders Retrospective

The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities is an emotionally generous and luminously shot odyssey.

Philip Winter (Rüdiger Vogler), a German journalist with writer's block, is driving across the United States to research an article; it’s a disappointing trip, in which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees.

Things change, however, when he has no choice but to take a young girl named Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)—whom he has just met—leaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship.

Through Vogler's portrayal of the embittered Winter, Wenders presents a stark but witty account of the changing face of Europe, the onset of global consumerism and the influences of American pop culture.

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 DesireThe American Friend and Kings of The Road in cinemas. The tour aims to introduce a new generation of film fans to the work of one of world cinema's most curious and creative filmmakers.