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24 04 2017

TFF Cinematheque


PARIS, TEXAS (1984, 147 minutes, Rated R) – dir. Wim Wenders

Unanimous winner of the Palm d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival, PARIS, TEXAS is the mythic American road movie. It is the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) who, after collapsing alone in the Texas desert, is returned to Los Angeles by his brother Walt (Dean Stockwell). Back in LA, Travis must begin the painful process of reconciliation with the family he lost. Named as a “Great Movie” by Roger Ebert, he wrote, “The story of loss upon loss…this movie is not for the desert and against the city; it is about a journey which leads from one to the other and ends in a form of happiness.” Written by the legendary actor and playwright, Sam Shepard.