Wenders, Wim - Ten Minutes Older - Twelve Miles to Trona
Type of Spiritual Experience
Woman as saviour
Violon Ingres- Man Ray 1924
A description of the experience
Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films titled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the Millennium. Fifteen celebrated film-makers were invited to create their own vision of what time means in ten minutes of film. The Trumpet was first screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The Cello was premiered in the official Venice Film Festival 2002. Both films were released internationally.
The two films are dedicated to Herz Frank and Juris Podnieks (Camera) who made the 1978 short film, Ten Minutes Older. The original film and the feature film have been shown together on numerous occasions, including the Yamagata Film Festival in 2004, and the Spanish documentary film festival Punto de Vista in 2006.
Wim Wenders contributed the segment "Twelve Miles to Trona" in The Trumpet – which is of course a symbol for the tunnel, death and judgement
Wenders used "Woman Driving, Man Sleeping", an Eels song, in the segment he directed for Ten Minutes Older, for reasons which should be clear - Wenders believes that only women can save us now.