March is definitely a big month for Wim Wenders. The German filmmaker is currently celebrating a long overdue retrospective of his work at MOMA, which will lead to a passel of new Criterion Collection releases of his films later this year, and his Oscar-nominated doc “The Salt Of The Earth” (his best work in some time) comes out in theaters via Sony Pictures Classics later this month. Not too shabby.
But Wenders isn’t slowing down even as he approaches 70. His 3D drama “Every Thing Will Be Fine,” starring James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainbsourg and Marie-Josée Croze just premiered in Berlin last month and now a new international trailer has arrived. The movie is a domestic drama about a tragedy that irrevocably affects several families (here’s our review from Berlin). Here’s the synopsis:
A winter’s evening. A country road. It is snowing, visibility is poor. Out of nowhere, a sledge glides down a hill. Brakes are slammed on, the car comes to a halt. Silence. Tomas, a novelist, is not to blame for this tragic accident, neither is little Christopher who could have kept a closer eye on his brother, nor Kate, the mother of the two, who could have called the children in earlier … Afterwards, it is as if Tomas has fallen into a deep pit. The relationship with his girlfriend Sara collapses under this burden. He seeks refuge in his writing and tries to establish a family of his own with Ann and her daughter Mina. The film follows Tomas over twelve years in his attempt to give his life meaning again, just as much as it follows Kate and Christopher until the latter is 17 years old and finally decides to face the man he met only once before, on that fateful evening … Every Thing Will Be Fine carefully and precisely tells a story of guilt and the search for forgiveness, and the fact that it is not time that is a great healer but the courage to face up to things and to forgive. Especially oneself.
The trailer is dubbed in German, and that kinda sucks, but it does indicate the film’s mood, atmosphere and tone. And there’s also the movie’s first clip in English. “Every Thing Will Be Fine” has no release date, but presumably will arrive in theaters later this year. Watch the trailer and clip below, as well as the new poster and photos.