Palermo Shooting

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It has been a while that we have hav a new film by the
noted German director Wim Wenders.

Wim by Donata Wenders
Wim Wenders
Photo Credit: Donta Wenderse

In this decade he moved back from San Francisco to his hative Germany,
and set up operations in Berlin.

In this lensing, a successful fashion photographer (played by Campino, the singer
of the German punk band Die Toten Hosen)
quits an unsatisfying lifetyle
and moves to Sicily,

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where he takes up with an art restorer (Giovanna Mezzogiorno),

and tries to solve the riddle of who is shooting at him with arrows.

It turns out to be Death, played ably and eerily by Dennis Hopper,
and the existential moments are sometimes mystifyingly vague.

The production of the film was done while two masters of Cinema passed --
Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni.

It is dedicted to them. While this movie seems like a mashup of both of their styles. there is enough
of Wenders' impeccable taste in direction to make this worthy of viewing if somewhat puzzling.

This film has been making the rounds of film festivals worlwide.
It features a cameo by Lou Reed, an excellent score, the laconic acting talend of Campiino
and the languid beauty of Giovanna Mezzogiorno. It was recorded in three languages, with subtitles;
and will be shown at the Goethe Institut's "Berlin and Beyond" Film Festival, January 15-21st at the Castro Theater
in San Francisco -- and January 24th in Point Arena, California

--Carl Macki

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