Next month sees the release of Pina, a documentary about the pioneering choreographer Pina Bausch, in 3D, a format which suddenly gave him the insight and the will to complete a project he had been planning with Bausch for some 20 years. The choreographer died just two days before she was to see her first rushes in the new format. Wenders says his first reaction was that the project had become “pointless”, but was persuaded otherwise by Bausch’s dancers, who wanted the film to act as a testament to their leader. The movie is a technical tour de force and stands as a fine memorial. “Pina is still in the movie,” says Wenders, acknowledging his compatriot’s strength of personality.
And it's in 3D!