Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire) (1999)

Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Switzerland , France   |  
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Samira Gloor-Fadel debuts with this strikingly unorthodox documentary featuring two of cinema's greatest intellectuals (Wim Wenders and Jean Luc Godard) bouncing a flurry of illuminating thoughts and half-formed ideas about time, space, and the nature of cinema. The conversation is never depicted, and indeed Godard is never actually seen. Instead the visuals are largely comprised of Wenders' editing, directing, and lecture. A second element in this untraditional documentary is about the city of Berlin. We hear Wenders muse about his favorite German city accompanied by shots of its architecture. Meanwhile, a third portion shows a youth visiting the sites used in Wings of Desire (1986) while grieving the untimely death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire) was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.