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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

Kings of the Road


As Wim Wenders observed in 1991: “Only what is big can survive. Small and modest things disappear, just like small and modest images”. And he seems to have been aware of this for quite a while. Made in the mid-1970s, Kings of the Road is an attempt to preserve what will soon disappear: small cinemas and their humble owners. Shot in wide format on black-and-white 35 mm film – a choice, which in itself an artistic statement – the film tells the story of a projection-equipment repair mechanic travelling along the border between West Germany and East Germany. Always on the road, with each visit to a different forgotten town, he slowly bids farewell to the analogue era. Together with a psychologist whom he meets by happenstance, they talk to disoriented people who at some point have stopped keeping up with what is going on around them. Kings of the Road is a great combination: by telling the story of a life in motion, it allows us to pause for a moment.

Patrycja Mucha

4K restoration from 2014.

screening co-funded by

DATE

April 11, 2024

TIME

6:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic D

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 15, 2024

TIME

2:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic C

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

Kings of the Road

ORIGINAL TITLE

Im Lauf der Zeit

LANGUAGE

German

SUBTITLES

Polish, English

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

175 min

YEAR

1976

COUNTRY

SALES

Salaud Morisset / Hanway Films

TRIGGER WARNING

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PRODUCER

Wim Wenders

PRODUCTION

Filmverlag der Autoren

CAST

Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zichler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

SCREENPLAY

Wim Wenders

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Robby Müller (black&white)

EDITING

Peter Przygodda

SCORE

Axel Linstädt

ART DIRECTION

Bernd Hirskorn, Heidi Lüdi

DECADE

AWARDS

FIPRESCI Prize (Cannes International Film Festival), Gold Hugo (Chicago International Film Festival)

EDITION