"The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez" selected for the 73rd Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica

"The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez" by Wim Wenders will be In Competition at the 73rd Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica.

Adapted from the play by Peter Handke, the film will be released in November 9th in France as well as in many countries all over the world in the following months. It stars Reda KATEB, Sophie SEMIN and a special performance by Nick CAVE.

With THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ, Wim Wenders stages the play by his longtime friend Peter Handke. Its subtitle is “A Summer Dialogue”. Seldom has the nature of the difference between men and women been shown more clearly, and to what extent their aspirations, expectations and view of the past might diverge. And how, in spite of this – or precisely because of this –, the dialogue that engages is captivating. It’s a duel, a Q&A game. Its fundamental condition: unconditional honesty.

The actors Sophie Semin (Beyond The Clouds, The Rite of Spring) and Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty, A Prophet) lead this moving dialogue in a stunning way, while the trees surrounding them, the view on the Ile-de-France plain extending to Paris on the horizon, become the background to that intimate, haunting play. Jens Harzer plays the writer, Peter Handke’s alter-ego so to speak, and Nick Cave appears as himself.

After 3 American LPs (1969), The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1971), Wrong Move (1975) and Wings of Desire (1987), this is the fifth film collaboration between Peter Handke and Wim Wenders. It will be exhibited in 3D in selected theatres.