Wim Wenders back on track for an Oscar
by German Films
- Germany is also represented by the favourite The Grand Budapest Hotel and documentary Citizenfour
German director Wim Wenders has been nominated for the Oscars. His latest film, The Salt of the Earth [+see also:
film profile], a French production about Brazilian photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado, which he directed together with Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, is vying for the prize in the category of Best Documentary Feature. The film had its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at last year's Cannes Film Festival. This is the third Oscar nomination for Wenders.
In the meantime, Germany is also represented among the fiction films nominated: one of the two favourite movies (with a total of nine nominations) is The Grand Budapest Hotel [+see also:
film profile] by Wes Anderson, which was the opening film at the 2014 Berlinale (read the review) and was co-produced by Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film.
The 87th Oscars awards ceremony will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 22 February 2015.
(Translated from French)