Cannes: DCM buys the double package of the Wim Wenders Festival for Germany

Cannes: DCM buys the double package of the Wim Wenders Festival for Germany

Berlin distributor DCM has secured the Wim Wenders double pack at Cannes, securing the rights in Germany for both Wenders films screened at Cannes: the title in competition perfect days and the documentary in 3D Anselmwhich is a special screening of the festival.

The 77-year-old German cinema legend, director of Wings of Desire and winner of the Palme d’Or in 1984 Paris, Texas, is pulling double duty at this year’s festival. His drama set in Tokyo perfect days follows a Tokyo toilet cleaner – played by Koji Yakusho – as he goes about his job in some of the city’s most spectacular public facilities. The documentary Anselma 3D profile of the German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer, is advertised as a complement to his arthouse success Pinaa 3D look at the legendary German dance theater pioneer Pina Bausch, from 2011.

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“We are delighted to enter into a long-term partnership with Wim Wenders and his team from Road Movies, Wenders Images and the Wim Wenders Foundation,” said Marc Schmidheiny, Chief Executive Officer of DCM. “Besides the documentary film Anselmdue out in theaters this fall, we are currently co-producing a second film (with Wenders): A portrait of the famous architect Peter Zumthor, titled The secret of places. In the midst of all this, Wim surprised us perfect days: A tender and loving story set in Tokyo that has a profound impact on its audience.

DCM will be released Anselm on October 12 in Germany and perfect days on December 21st. The distributor has acquired Anselm from HanWay Films and perfect days of the Wim Wenders Stifftung. The Match Factory handles worldwide rights to the film.