wim wenders double pack

Berlin, May 22, 2023

DCM secures ANSELM and PERFECT DAYS, the new feature films by Wim Wenders. Both films celebrate their world premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

“We are looking forward to a long-term cooperation with Wim Wenders and his team of Road Movies, Wenders Images and the Wim Wenders Foundation. In addition to the documentary ANSELM, which we have the pleasure of releasing in the fall, a second is currently in co-production: a portrait of the famous architect Peter Zumthor, DAS GEHEIMNIS DER ORTE. In the midst of this, Wim surprised us with PERFECT DAYS: a tender, loving story from Tokyo with a delightful effect on its audience.”

Marc Schmidheiny, Managing Director DCM

In ANSELM, Wim Wenders paints a portrait of one of the most innovative and important artists of our time: Anselm Kiefer. Shot in 3D and in 6K resolution, the film allows its audience to take a cinematic journey through the work of an artist whose art explores the human condition and the cyclical nature of history – inspired by literature and poetry, history, philosophy, science, mythology and religion. For more than two years, Wim Wenders followed in Kiefer’s footsteps, linking in his film the stations in his life and places of creation in a career spanning more than five decades between Kiefer’s native Germany and France, his current creative home. ANSELM was produced by Wim Wenders’ production company Road Movies.

The feature film PERFECT DAYS portrays the life of Hirayama (Koji Yakusho), who is fully content with his simple life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured daily life, he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and taking pictures of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveals more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on the search for beauty in the everyday world around us. PERFECT DAYS marks Wim Wenders’ return to Japan after nearly four decades, where he created a highly acclaimed cinematic tribute to Japanese master director Ozu Yasujiro with Tokyo-Ga (1985). Just three years later, Wenders created the diary film Records of Dresses and Cities about Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, exploring the similarities between the craft of filmmaking and fashion design. PERFECT DAYS was produced by Japanese production company Master Mind Ltd, in association with Spoon and Wenders Images. The screenplay was written by Wim Wenders together with Japanese author Takuma Takasaki.

DCM will release ANSELM in German and Swiss theaters on October 12, 2023 and PERFECT DAYS on December 21, 2023. World distribution for ANSELM will be handled by HanWay Films and for PERFECT DAYS by The Match Factory. The Wim Wenders Foundation is responsible for the distribution of the rights to PERFECT DAYS in Germany and Austria.