Chambre 999 / 2023 / France / 85 min
In 1982, in Room 666, Wim Wenders asked 16 colleagues how they saw the future of cinema. The last forty years have seen many changes in the film industry, with the arrival of cable TV, VHS and DVD, then streaming, and most recently the pandemic, all predicting the death of cinema. Director Lubna Playoust returns to Wenders' original question in Room 999. Will the digital transition disrupt the art of cinema beyond technological advances? Do we still need the communal experience that cinema represents for one hundred and twenty-eight years?
The film asks sixteen of the greatest directors of our time, from David Cronenberg, Asghar Farhadi, Baz Luhrmann, Ruben Östlund, Paolo Sorrentino and Joachim Trier to, of course, Wim Wenders, at the Cannes International Film Festival, about their views on the coming decades of cinema.