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Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (German: [vɪm vɛndɐs]; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, photographer, and a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture, Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch, and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at the 1984 Cannes
Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes
Film Festival. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes.[1][2] He is considered to be an auteur director.[3]


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Photography 4 Selected exhibitions 5 Legacy and honors 6 Filmography 7 Selected bibliography 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Wenders was born in Düsseldorf
into a traditionally Catholic family. His father, Heinrich Wenders, was a surgeon. The use of the Dutch name "Wim" is a shortened version of the baptismal name "Wilhelm/Willem". As a boy, he took unaccompanied trips to Amsterdam to visit the Rijksmuseum. He graduated from high school in Oberhausen
in the Ruhr area. He then studied medicine (1963–64) and philosophy (1964–65) in Freiburg and Düsseldorf. However, he dropped out of university studies and moved to Paris in October 1966 to become a painter. Wenders failed his entry test at France's national film school IDHEC (now La Fémis), and instead became an engraver in the studio of Johnny Friedlander, in Montparnasse. During this time, Wenders became fascinated with cinema, and saw up to five movies a day at the local movie theater. Set on making his obsession also his life's work, Wenders returned to Germany in 1967 to work in the Düsseldorf
office of United Artists. That fall, he entered the "Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München" (University of Television and Film Munich). Between 1967 and 1970 while at the "HFF", Wenders also worked as a film critic for FilmKritik, then the Munich daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Twen magazine, and Der Spiegel. Wenders completed several short films before graduating from the Hochschule with a feature-length 16mm black and white film, Summer in the City. Career[edit] Wenders began his career during the New German Cinema era of the late 1960s, making his feature directorial debut with Summer in the City (1970). Much of the distinctive cinematography in his movies is the result of a highly productive long-term collaboration with Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller. Some of his more successful and critically acclaimed movies—Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire, for example—have been the result of fruitful collaborations with avant-garde authors Peter Handke
Peter Handke
and Sam Shepard. Handke's novel, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick was adapted for Wenders' second feature film, The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty. Handke co-wrote the script for Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
and Until the End of the World, both featuring Solveig Dommartin.

Wenders with Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
in 1978

Wenders has directed several highly acclaimed documentaries, most notably Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban musicians, and The Soul of a Man (2003), on American blues. He has also directed a documentary style film on the Skladanowsky brothers, known in English as A Trick of the Light.[4] The Skladanowsky brothers were inventing 'moving pictures' when several others like the Lumiere brothers and Friese-Greene were doing the same. Alongside Buena Vista Social Club also his documentaries on Pina Bausch, Pina, and Sebastiao Salgado, The Salt of the Earth, got him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He has also directed many music videos for groups such as U2 and Talking Heads, including "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" and "Sax and Violins". His television commercials include a UK advertisement for Carling Premier Canadian beer.

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
at Cannes

Wenders' book, Emotion Pictures, a collection of diary essays written while a film student, was adapted and broadcast as a series of plays on BBC Radio 3, featuring Peter Capaldi as Wenders, with Gina McKee, Saskia Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
and Ricky Tomlinson, dramatised by Neil Cargill. Wenders was collaborating with artist/journalist and longtime friend Melinda Camber Porter on a documentary feature about his body of work, Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
- Visions on Film, when Porter died - the film remains incomplete.[5] Wenders is a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation. The project was founded by Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
and aimed at finding and reconstructing world cinema films that have been long neglected. He serves as a Jury Member for the digital studio Filmaka, a platform for undiscovered filmmakers to show their work to industry professionals.[6]

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders

In 2011 he was selected to stage the 2013 cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
Der Ring des Nibelungen
at the Bayreuth Festival,[7] a reflection of his capacity to produce imaginative tributes to great works of art.[8] The project fell through when he insisted on filming in 3-D, which the Wagner family found too costly and disruptive.[9] While promoting his 3-D dance film, Pina, Wenders told the Documentary channel Blog in December 2011 that he has already begun work on a new 3-D documentary, this one about architecture.[10] He also has said that he will only be working in the 3-D film format from now on.[11] Wenders admired the dance choreographer Pina Bausch
Pina Bausch
since 1985, but only with the advent of digital 3-D cinema did he decide that he could sufficiently capture her work on screen.[12] He will stage director debut for Georges Bizet's opera Les Pêcheurs de perles starring Olga Peretyatko, Francesco Demuro, conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Daniel Barenboim
at Berlin State Opera
Berlin State Opera
in June 2017 (Staatsoper). Photography[edit] Alongside filmmaking, Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
works with the medium of photography and his poignant images of desolate landscapes engage themes including memory, time, loss, nostalgia and movement.[1][2] Wenders' long-running artistic project, "Pictures from the Surface of the Earth", began in the early 1980s and was subsequently pursued by the artist for the next twenty years. The initial photographic series in this body of work was titled "Written in the West" which Wenders produced when criss-crossing through the American West in preparation for his film Paris, Texas (1984). This became the starting point for the artist's nomadic journey across the globe, travelling through countries including Germany, Australia, Cuba, Israel and Japan to take photographs which capture the essence of a moment, place or space.[13] Selected exhibitions[edit]

2016 "The Space Between the Characters Can Carry the Load", Collection Ivo Wessel, Weserburg Museum for modern Art, Bremen, DE


Wim Wenders: America, Villa e collezione la Panza, Varese, IT [14] Wim Wenders: 4REAL & TRUE2. Wim Wenders. Landscapes and Photographs, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE "time capsules. by the side of the road. Wim Wenders' recent photographs", BlainSouthern, Berlin, DE "In broad daylight even the sounds shine. Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
scouting in Portugal", curated by Anna Duque y González and Laura Schmidt Reservatório da Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras, Lisbon[15]


Wim Wenders: Places Strange & Quiet, GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK Wim Wenders: Urban Solitude, Palazzo Incontro, Rome, IT


Wim Wenders. Appunti di Viaggio. Armenia Giappone Germani. Villa Pignatelli, Naples, IT Wim Wenders: Photographs, Fundació Sorigué, Leida, ES


Places Strange and Quiet, Ostlicht. Galerie Für Fotografie, Vienna, AT Places, strange and quiet, Harald Falckenberg Exhibition Space, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE Wim Wenders: Pictures from the Surface of the Earth,[16] Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RU


Places, strange and quiet, Haunch of Venison, London, UK


Places, strange and quiet, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, BR


Wim Wenders: Immagini dal pianeta terra, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy Journey to Onomichi – Photos by Wim and Donata Wenders, Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, images from touring exhibition, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia Dark Places, curated by Joshua Decter, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California


The Forest: Politics, Poetics, and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Through the Lens, group exhibition, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland


Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus C, Denmark


Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, Australia and Japan, James Cohan Gallery, New York Between The Lines, group exhibition, James Cohan Gallery, New York Images of Time and Place: Contemporary Views of Landscape, group exhibition, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York Wim Wenders, Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy Through the Lens: Eight Photographers, group exhibition, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.


Wim Wenders, James Cohan Gallery, New York Wim Wenders, Galerie Judin Belot, Zurich, Switzerland


Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, touring exhibition: Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2001), Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2002), Haunch of Venison, London (2003); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003); City Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Millennium Art Museum, Beijing, China; Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2004)


Buena Vista Social Club, Rose Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California


Wim Wenders: Landscape and Memory, Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica Wim Wenders: Photos, in conjunction with the publication, Wim Wenders: Photos, Munich Goethe Institute (1996), Goethe Institutes worldwide


Wim Wenders: Landscape and Memory, Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica, California


Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
Photo Exhibition, in conjunction with the publication, Once, Munich: Schirmer/ Mosel (2001), touring exhibition: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1993); Villa delle Rose, Bologna (1994); FNAC, Paris (1994); Parco, Tokyo (1994); FNAC, Berlin (1995); Villa Rufolo, Ravello (1995)

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders


Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
Photographs, touring exhibition: Galerie F. C Gundlach, Hamburg (1989); Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zürich (1990); Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich (1991); Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles (1991); Shibuya Seibu Dept. Store, Tokyo (1992); Kiyomizu


Temple, Kyoto (1992); Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne
(1992); Amerika Haus, Berlin (1992); Venice Biennale (1993); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (1993); Sala Parpallo Palau Dels Scala, Valencia (1994); San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian (1994)


Written in the West, in conjunction with the publication, Written in the West, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel (1987), touring exhibition: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1986); Encontros de Fotografia, Coimbra (1987); Palazzo della Triennale di Milano (1988); Film Society of Miami (1988); Goethe Institut, Stockholm (1988); Goethe Institut, Copenhagen (1988); Saint-Yrieix-La-Perche (1990); Städtische Galerie Schwarzes Kloster, Freiburg (Breisgau) (1992)

Legacy and honors[edit] Wenders has already received many awards, including the Golden Lion for The State of Things at the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
(1982); the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
for his movie Paris, Texas; and Best Direction for Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
in the 1987 Bavarian Film Awards[17] and the 1987 Cannes
Film Festival. In 1993 he won the Bavarian Film Awards for Best Director for Faraway, So Close!.[17] In 2004, he received the Master of Cinema Award of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg. He was awarded the Leopard of Honour at the Locarno International Film Festival
Locarno International Film Festival
in 2005. In 2012, his dance film Pina was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature of the 84th Academy Awards.[18] He has been awarded honorary doctorates at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989, at the University of Fribourg
University of Fribourg
(Switzerland) in 1995 and at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium in 2005. In 2012 the Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
Foundation was created in Düsseldorf
creating a framework to bring together the cinematic, photographic, artistic and literary lifework of Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
in his native country and to make it permanently accessible to the general public worldwide.[19] He was presented with the Honorary Golden Bear
Honorary Golden Bear
at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015.[20] In 2016, Wenders received the Großer Kulturpreis of the Sparkassen Culture-Foundation Rhineland, one of the highest endowed cultural honorings in Germany, with previous winners such as photographer legend Hilla Becher, sculptor Tony Cragg, musician Wolfgang Niedecken
Wolfgang Niedecken
and director Sönke Wortmann. In 2017, Wenders received the Douglas Sirk Award at the Hamburg Film Festival.[21] Filmography[edit]

Year English title German title Notes

1970 Summer in the City

First full-length feature film (Dedicated to The Kinks)

1972 The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty (UK) or The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (USA) Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter Adaptation of a novel by Peter Handke

1973 The Scarlet Letter Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe Adapted from the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1974 Alice in the Cities Alice in den Städten First part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy

1975 The Wrong Move Falsche Bewegung Second part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy, with Nastassja Kinski

1976 Kings of the Road Im Lauf der Zeit Third part of Wenders' Road Movie Trilogy

1977 The American Friend Der Amerikanische Freund Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's Game

1980 Lightning Over Water

Documentary about the last days of Nicholas Ray

1982 Hammett

Fictional story about Dashiell Hammett, American writer; based on a novel by Joe Gores

1982 Room 666 Chambre 666 Short documentary interviews directors on the future of cinema, including Steven Spielberg, Jean-Luc Godard, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Filmed at Cannes

1982 Reverse Angle

Short film documents Wenders' disputes with Coppola during Hammett

1982 The State of Things Stand der Dinge

1984 Paris, Texas

1984 Docu Drama


1985 Tokyo-Ga

Documentary about Japanese film director Yasujirō Ozu

1987 Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin Written with Peter Handke. A guardian angel is tempted to prefer human experience over the outsider's immortality.

1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten Documentary about Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

1990 Red Hot + Blue

Music video for "Night and Day" performed by U2

1991 Until the End of the World Bis ans Ende der Welt

1992 Arisha, the Bear and the Stone Ring Arisha, der Bär und der steinerne Ring

1993 Faraway, So Close! In weiter Ferne, so nah! Sequel to Wings of Desire

1994 Lisbon Story

Partially a sequel to The State of Things

1995 Beyond the Clouds Jenseits der Wolken (with Michelangelo Antonioni)

1995 A Trick of Light Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky Also known as The Brothers Skladanowsky

1995 Lumière et compagnie


1997 The End of Violence

1998 Willie Nelson at the Teatro

1999 Buena Vista Social Club

Documentary about Cuban musicians; made with Ry Cooder

2000 The Million Dollar Hotel

2000 Un matin partout dans le monde

TV Short

2001 Souljacker Part 1

Music Video for "Souljacker Pt 1" by Eels

2002 Ode to Cologne: A Rock 'N' Roll Film Viel passiert - Der BAP-Film Documentary about the Cologne rock group BAP

2002 Ten Minutes Older

Contributed segment "Twelve Miles to Trona"

2003 Other Side of the Road


2003 The Soul of a Man

Documentary about Blues musicians

2004 Land of Plenty

2005 Don't Come Knocking

2007 Invisibles

Documentary (segment "Invisible Crimes")

2007 To Each His Own Cinema

(segment "War in Peace")

2008 Palermo Shooting

2008 8

(segment "Person to Person")

2010 If Buildings Could Talk


2011 Pina

Premiered Out of Competition at the Berlin Film Festival.[22]

2012 Mundo Invisível

segment "Ver ou Não Ver"

2014 The Salt of the Earth

Documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado

2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine


2016 The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez

2017 Submergence

Adaptation from war journalist JM Ledgard's novel

Selected bibliography[edit]

Wenders, Wim (1984), Paris, Texas, Nördlingen: Greno, ISBN 978-3-921568-11-8  Wenders, Wim (1986), Emotion pictures: Essays und Filmkritiken, 1968–1984, Frankfurt: Verlag der Autoren, ISBN 978-3-88661-078-5  Wenders, Wim (1989), Emotion pictures: reflections on cinema, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-15271-1  Shepard, Sam; Wenders, Wim (1991), Paris, Texas: Screenplay, New York: Ecco Press, ISBN 978-0-88001-266-9  Wenders, Wim; Hofmann, Michael (1992), The logic of images: essays and conversations, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-16517-9  Wenders, Wim; Handke, Peter (1998), Der Himmel über Berlin: Ein Filmbuch von Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
und Peter Handke
Peter Handke
(in German), Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, ISBN 978-3-518-02406-5  Wenders, Wim; Wenders, Donata (2000), The heart is a sleeping Beauty: the Million Dollar Hotel - a film book, New York: teNeues, ISBN 978-3-8238-5468-5  Wenders, Wim; Hofmann, Michael (2000), My time with Antonioni: the diary of an extraordinary experience, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-20076-4  Wenders, Wim (2001), Written in the West, New York: teNeues, ISBN 978-3-8238-5469-2  Wenders, Wim (2001), Once: pictures and stories, New York: D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel, ISBN 978-1-891024-25-2  Wenders, Wim; Hofmann, Michael (2001), On film: essays and conversations, London: Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-20718-3  Lindbergh, Peter; Wenders, Wim (2002), Peter Lindbergh: stories, Santa Fe: Arena Editions, ISBN 978-1-892041-64-7  Steinhilber, Berthold; Wenders, Wim (2003), Ghost towns of the American West, New York: Harry N. Abrams, ISBN 978-0-8109-4508-1  Wenders, Wim; Tawada, Yoko (2007), Where Europe begins, New York: New Directions Publishers, ISBN 978-0-8112-1702-6  Wenders, Wim; Zournazi, Mary (2013), Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception, London: I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-78076-693-5 

See also[edit]

BlainSouthern James Cohan Gallery


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Director Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
With Retrospective". Retrieved 23 June 2017.  ^ A Trick of the Light on IMDb ^ http://www.wimwendersfilmfestival.com/#!a-b-o-u-t/cfp1 Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Profile Jury". Filmaka.com. 1945-08-14. Retrieved 2015-03-17.  ^ "German Information Centre South Asia Facebook". German-info.com. 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-03-17.  ^ [1] Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. ^ [2] Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. ^ [3] Archived December 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "It's 3D or Bust for 'Pina' Director Wim Wenders
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- Speakeasy - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2015-03-17.  ^ " Wim Wenders
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On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-01-24.  ^ Rose, Barbara (2004-01-01). "Wim Wenders: Pictures From the Surface of the Earth". Brooklynrail.org. Retrieved 2015-03-17.  ^ Italiano, FAI - Fondo Ambiente. "Wenders in mostra a Villa Panza con il FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano". www.wimwendersvillapanza.it. Retrieved 23 June 2017.  ^ http://www.epal.pt/EPAL/menu/museu-da-água/atividades-e-serviços/exposições-temporárias ^ "Wim Wenders, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth". Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.  ^ a b [4] Archived March 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2012-01-28.  ^ "The Foundation - Wim Wenders
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Wim Wenders

Films directed

Summer in the City (1970) The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty (1972) The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
(1973) Alice in the Cities
Alice in the Cities
(1974) The Wrong Move
The Wrong Move
(1975) Kings of the Road
Kings of the Road
(1976) The American Friend
The American Friend
(1977) Lightning Over Water
Lightning Over Water
(1980) Room 666 (1982) Hammett (1982) The State of Things (1982) Paris, Texas (1984) Tokyo-Ga (1985) Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
(1987) Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Notebook on Cities and Clothes
(1989) Until the End of the World
Until the End of the World
(1991) Faraway, So Close!
Faraway, So Close!
(1993) Lisbon Story (1994) Beyond the Clouds (1995) A Trick of Light
A Trick of Light
(1995) The End of Violence
The End of Violence
(1997) Buena Vista Social Club (1999) The Million Dollar Hotel
The Million Dollar Hotel
(2000) "Twelve Miles to Trona" in Ten Minutes Older
Ten Minutes Older
(2002) The Soul of a Man
The Soul of a Man
(2003) Land of Plenty
Land of Plenty
(2004) Don't Come Knocking
Don't Come Knocking
(2005) Palermo Shooting
Palermo Shooting
(2008) "Person to Person" in 8 (2008) Pina (2011) The Salt of the Earth (2014) Every Thing Will Be Fine
Every Thing Will Be Fine
(2015) The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) Submergence (2017)


Road Movie trilogy
Road Movie trilogy
(1974-1976) City of Angels (1998)

Awards for Wim Wenders

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BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) George Roy Hill (1970) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1984) no award (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1988) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Mike Newell (1994) Michael Radford
Michael Radford
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro

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Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Best Director Award

René Clément
René Clément
(1946) René Clément
René Clément
(1949) Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel
(1951) Christian-Jaque (1952) Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
/ Sergei Vasilyev
Sergei Vasilyev
(1955) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1956) Robert Bresson (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
(1958) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1959) Yuliya Solntseva
Yuliya Solntseva
(1961) Liviu Ciulei (1965) Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich
(1966) Ferenc Kósa
Ferenc Kósa
(1967) Glauber Rocha
Glauber Rocha
/ Vojtěch Jasný
Vojtěch Jasný
(1969) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1970) Miklós Jancsó
Miklós Jancsó
(1972) Michel Brault / Costa-Gavras
(1975) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1976) Nagisa Oshima
Nagisa Oshima
(1978) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1979) Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
(1982) Robert Bresson / Andrei Tarkovsky
Andrei Tarkovsky
(1983) Bertrand Tavernier
Bertrand Tavernier
(1984) André Téchiné
André Téchiné
(1985) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1986) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1987) Fernando Solanas
Fernando Solanas
(1988) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(1989) Pavel Lungin
Pavel Lungin
(1990) Joel Coen (1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1993) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(1994) Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1997) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Edward Yang (2000) Joel Coen / David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Im Kwon-taek / Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2002) Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant
(2003) Tony Gatlif
Tony Gatlif
(2004) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2005) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
(2008) Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza
(2009) Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) Carlos Reygadas
Carlos Reygadas
(2012) Amat Escalante
Amat Escalante
(2013) Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller
(2014) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2015) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
(2016) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola

v t e

European Film Award for Best Director

Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1988) Géza Bereményi
Géza Bereményi
(1989) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
(2003) Alejandro Amenábar
Alejandro Amenábar
(2004) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2005) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2006) Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu
(2007) Matteo Garrone
Matteo Garrone
(2008) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2009) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2010) Susanne Bier
Susanne Bier
(2011) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2012) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2013) Paweł Pawlikowski
Paweł Pawlikowski
(2014) Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino
(2015) Maren Ade
Maren Ade
(2016) Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund

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Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
jury presidents


Georges Huisman (1946) Georges Huisman (1947) Georges Huisman (1949) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1951) Maurice Genevoix
Maurice Genevoix
(1952) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1953) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1954) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1955) Maurice Lehmann
Maurice Lehmann
(1956) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1957) Marcel Achard (1958) Marcel Achard (1959) Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon
(1960) Jean Giono (1961) Tetsurō Furukaki (1962) Armand Salacrou (1963) Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(1964) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1965) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1966) Alessandro Blasetti (1967) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1968) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1969) Miguel Ángel Asturias
Miguel Ángel Asturias
(1970) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1971) Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
(1972) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1973) René Clair
René Clair
(1974) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau


Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1976) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1977) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1978) Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan
(1979) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Jacques Deray (1981) Giorgio Strehler (1982) William Styron
William Styron
(1983) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(1984) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1985) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1986) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1987) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1988) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1989) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1990) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1991) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1992) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1993) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1996) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson


Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(2001) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(2005) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2006) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2009) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2010) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2011) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2012) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2013) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(2014) Joel and Ethan Coen (2015) George Miller (2016) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2017) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

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