Nick’s Film: Lightning Over Water

  • Dir: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders

  • West Germany / Sweden, 1980, English, 90min, Digital

“The final elegiac duet of two master filmmakers of the 20th century. An ardent admirer of Ray, Wim Wenders’ collaboration with the maestro began when he cast him as a gangster in The American Friend (1977), and ended with this swan song about Ray’s final months as he died of cancer, though Ray’s original intent was to make a fiction film about a dying painter. Despite the imminent loss shadowing the film, Ray’s spirit and creativity shine through his lectures and conversations about the medium he loved, while friends and colleagues say goodbye.

German Film Awards: Outstanding Feature Film “



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