Wim Wenders presents his new film at Cannes

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19 May 2005, CANNES - German filmmaker Wim Wenders presented his new film 'Don't Come Knocking' at the 58th Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.

19 May 2005

CANNES - German filmmaker Wim Wenders presented his new film 'Don't Come Knocking' at the 58th Cannes Film Festival on Thursday.

For the 59-year-old Wenders, filming 'Don't Come Knocking' in the United States was not a new experience.

He has often filmed in the American West and used American themes, as in his 'The American Friend' or 'Hammett' and the 1984 film 'Paris, Texas', which won the Palme d'Or for best film at Cannes.

'Don't Come Knocking', stars Sam Shepard, who also wrote the screenplay, his wife, Jessica Lange, and Eva Marie Saint, and can be seen as a contemporary Western.

It concerns a veteran actor of Western movies, played by Shepard, who walks off the set of his new movie to try and change his life.

He returns to his mother, who greets him with cool reserve, and informs him that one of his former loves gave birth to his child many years ago.

Wenders' tragic-comic film tells the cowboy's stubborn attempt to find a home with his long-lost love and the 30-year-old son who wants nothing to do with him.

The German director considers 'Don't Come Knocking' one of the best films he has ever made and its theme, the human longing for a home and the fear of finding it, "one of the most important themes for people around the world".

Wenders said he likes shooting in the American West because "I feel at home there as nowhere else".

'Don't Come Knocking' is in competition for the Palme d'Or for best film, which will be awarded on Saturday.

[Copyright DPA with Expatica 2005]

Subject: German news

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