One of the key films of the 1970s New German Cinema movement, the first part of Wim Wenders great trilogy is a great example of the Road Movie.
Reporter and photographer Phil Winter (regular Wenders actor Rüdiger Vogler) finds himself stuck with a little girl, Alice. Together, they go in search of her grandmother. There’s just one problem, Alice can't remember her name and address. The only clue they have is a photograph of her grandmother's front door with no house number. This single clue takes them on a journey through the cities of Germany.
Inspired by screenwriter Peter Handke's experience as a single parent and influenced by his 1972 novel 'Short Letter, Long Farewell', And continuing Wenders’ fascination with American culture and its vast landscape, Wenders’ film is a compelling portrait of 1970s Germany and the US. Like the subsequent films in the trilogy, ‘The Wrong Move’ and ‘Kings of the Road’, ‘Alice in the Cities’ has been fully restored in HD by the Wim Wenders Foundation.
★★★★ "An intriguing movie that lives in the mind for hours after the lights have come up" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian