Until the End of the World (Director's Cut)
Bis ans Ende der Welt
1991, Wim Wenders, Germany/France/Australia, 295 min. With Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt.
- Fri, Nov 20th 2:00pm
- Sat, Nov 21st 2:00pm
"It seems like a miracle. Today, a director of evocative arthouse cinema would never be given such a wide canvas to make such a sprawling and undefinable film." – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
At last the entire full-length director’s cut version of UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD can be seen in North America, thanks to this 4K digital restoration overseen by Wenders himself. Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this story poised at the brink of a nuclear apocalypse and set at the turn of the millennium wends its way from Venice, Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, and San Francisco, to the cataclysmic meeting of mystery and dreams in the Australian outback. Claire (Dommartin), a femme fatale for a new age, abandons a doting lover (Sam Neill) to chase an inscrutable man on a mission (Hurt). Haunting echoes of film noir shade a globetrotting sci-fi fantasy for Wenders’s wild poetic vision of escape through technology. In English, French, Italian, Japanese, and German with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (BS)
There will be a 10-minute intermission.