Through his photos and his poetry, Wim Wenders, one of the most important and best-known film directors of our time, shows us his succinct, realistic vision, which is obvious in his films but revealed in even greater depth in his camera shots.
In a book of photography with shots taken by the german film director who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1984 and the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival in 1995, the director’s poetic vision, describing real places which also describe man’s soul.
According to Carlo Truppi, Wenders shows a clear capacity to see and recognize spaces and architectures of the human soul and then show them to all of us.
Through an interview with Wenders, an essay and photos taken in the U.S.A. by the film director, the reader can embark on a journey that will take him/her to immanent places: streets, houses, rooms, hotels, caravans, deserts and trains. Places similar to the ones painted by Edward Hopper in his works and which, in the collective imagination, are typical of an unfulfilled promise, that of the American Dream, which, despite everything, we all continue to believe in.