Im Lauf Der Zeit (The Kings of the road)
(Wim Wenders, 1976)
A film praised by the critics of German cinema, The Kings of the Road is ahead of its time with stylish landscapes and an unexpected friendship between a projection-equipment mechanic and a man who hasn’t quite dealt with his past. The unfolding of each plot has brought a sense of captivating clarity and has cinephiles hooked.
The film is an ultimate road movie winning the FIPRESCI International Federation of Film Critics Prize at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and the Gold Hugo grand prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, as it portrayed charismatic qualities of American genre film. A classy start to the weekend.