Wim Wenders and wife Donata have established the Wim Wenders Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany. By the end of 2012, the foundation will have acquired the rights to all Wenders films held by third parties, with the help of state funding and private donors.
Throughout 2013, all films already belonging to Wenders, including his photographic, artistic and written works, will also be transferred to the foundation. The complete oeuvre, once assembled, will be made accessible to the general public in Dusseldorf, and available for study purposes and academic research.
Wenders, a landmark director of the New German Cinema, most recently wowed audiences with his 3-D visual feast "Pina," an experimental documentary on choreographer Pina Bausch, which recreated some of her most evocative choreography in public spaces around Wuppertal, Germany, home to Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance troupe.
Wenders' best-known works include 1984's "Paris, Texas" and 1987's "Wings of Desire." His next project, "Every Thing Will Be Fine," currently has Canadian director-actress Sarah Polley attached, and is described as a drama about a man coming to terms with his responsibility in a fatal car accident. It is set to be released in 2014.
Check out our TOH! interview with Wenders here.