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Cinema Reflected by Cinema Itself

Back in the 80s, german director Wim Wenders (of the generation of the Neues Deutsches Kino) made a series of films that would mark his career: “Paris, Texas” (1984), “Wings of Desire” (1987), and the one we’ll be talking about today, “The State of Things” (1982). In what is probably his most meta-reflexive film (though I haven’t seen all of them), Wenders dissects the filmmaking process and the implications that it has on the lives of those involved. “The State of Things” premiered at the 39th Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion and received plenty of acclaim.

The movie concerns a film crew based in Portugal as they try to shoot a science fiction flick. Unfortunately for them, they soon run out of film stock and money and are unable to complete the project. The director...

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