MORE FROM VENICE: Wim Wenders has become the latest film director to jump on the 3-D wagon. Wenders screened a short film at the Architecture Biennale and said he had no choice but to do it in 3-D. The film, sponsored by Rolex, is called “If Buildings Could Talk...” The star of the show is the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, designed by Japan’s SANAA Studio and unveiled earlier this year. The 10-minute film follows a day in the life of the center and even features a voice-over that’s supposed to come from the building itself. “I could never have done this film in flat, two dimensions — it would never have done the building justice,” said Wenders on the sidelines of a lunch at the Gritti Palace hotel. “The building has its own hills and valleys — sometimes you even feel like you’re on a mountaintop.” Kazuyo Sejima, a founder of SANAA and this year’s director of the Biennale, commissioned the project from Wenders. Next up for Wenders is a 3-D feature film focused on the late Pina Bausch and featuring her company of dancers. Called “Dance or We’re Lost,” it’s set for release early next year.
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