Every Thing Will Be FineBerlin Film Festival 2015
They say he’s been fanatical about the power of 3D since his 2011 documentary Pina. And it’s this power that ensures every feeling, emotion and thought is considered in new film Every Thing Will Be Fine. Pioneering German auteur Wim Wenders has approached a sensitive examination with intense feeling; any story put in the hands of Wenders is sure to transform, if only slightly, the way we view our own lives. Think Paris, Texas or Wings of Desire.
Written by Norwegian Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, the film explores the issues of healing and forgiveness following a tragic accident. Wenders said 3D “puts everything under a magnifying glass” and that, with this particular story, he finally found the material he wanted to make a dramatic film in the format. Acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Painted Veil) here creates a score so atmospherically rich that it complements Wenders’ vision, creating an overwhelming, well-rounded experience for the audience.
James Franco plays the tortured novelist Tomas, a misunderstood man at a crossroads in his life. Following a tragic accident on a sombre winter’s night, Wenders takes us on Tomas’ ensuing voyage of guilt and ultimate search for forgiveness. Franco does the role justice as the brooding writer so lost within his own mind. Strong supporting performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams ensure subtleties in the script are heard and the greater themes in the film are seen with genuine realism.
The confrontational plot may not initially appeal, but have faith in the masterfulness and artistry of the likes of Wenders and Desplat as they take you on an all-consuming journey, which will provoke emotion in even the greatest of sceptics.
Every Thing Will Be Fine does not yet have a UK release date.
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