Wim Wenders Starts Production on New 3D Narrative Feature

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Director Wim Wenders hit one out of the park with his much-lauded 3D dance documentary Pina, about contemporary choreographer Pina Bausch, which eventually lead to Criterion’s very first 3D release. Now, Wenders has begun production on another 3D feature, this time a narrative film starring James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg called Every Thing Will Be Fine.

Every Thing Will Be Fine, based on an original script by the Norwegian Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, tells the story of Tomas (James Franco), a writer who loses control of his life after a car accident.  Even though he is not directly at fault, his relationship with his girlfriend breaks down because of this event and his life and work suddenly set off in a completely new direction.  The film follows Tomas over a period of 12 years and tells an intimate story of guilt and the search for forgiveness.

In defense of his decision to once again shoot in 3D the Wings of Desire director says, “Every Thing Will Be Fine is an intimate drama that tells the story of a man who sees the world through different eyes after suffering a traumatic shock.  He has to learn to accept what he can no longer change.  We are entering new narrative territory with this project. I am convinced that the medium of 3D will be able to open up an entirely new dimension of emotional closeness to our story and its protagonists.”

The film will eventually be released sometime in 2014.

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