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Wim Wenders: Instant Stories

Wim Wenders

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A photographic road trip through film director Wim Wenders’ life, featuring over 400 polaroids taken over five decades between 1968 and 2017

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Instant Stories is a photographic road movie of the acclaimed director’s early years, as he rose to global fame with films such as The Scarlet Letter, Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, Kings of the Road and The American Friend. Here are portraits of friends, actors and personal heroes; souvenirs of places and events from the life of a young travelling filmmaker; impressions of his first trips to the US, shots of movie icons on American TV screens, the cinemas of provincial Germany in the 1970s, and much more. Wenders’s instant photographs are interwoven with his own stories, memories and flights of fancy that weave the images into an intimate and poetic journey.


'A love letter to the Polaroid'
British Journal of Photography

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: Reduced Format edition

Size: 23.0 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Publication date: 27 May 2021

ISBN: 9780500295779

Contents List

Introduction • 403 polaroids and stories

About the Author

Wim Wenders is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and photographer. He was
appointed president of the European Film Academy in 1996, and was awarded the
Honorary Golden Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival.