Wim Wenders’s Oscar-nominated doc The Salt of the Earth profiles Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who, after decades of capturing human conflict, goes on a mission to capture the unspoiled landscapes of the globe. Partially in Portuguese and French and on from August 1 at Bunkamura’s Le Cinema (2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku; www.bunkamura.co.jp)
The Argentinian flick Wild Tales features vignettes of half a dozen unconnected characters who all find themselves in extremely stressful situations. Hitting the screen on July 25 at Cinema Rise (13-17 Utagawacho, Shibuya-ku; www.cinemarise.com)
The French comedy The Price of Fame follows two bungling criminals who dig up Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and hold his body for ransom. As absurd as it sounds, it’s actually based on a true story. Playing now at Cine Switch in Ginza (4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku; www.cineswitch.com)
Pop singer and actress in bad girl roles Meiko Kaji is marking the 50th anniversary of her film debut, and Cinema Vera (1-5 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku; www.cinemavera.com) is screening some of her best films through August 7, including Lady Snowblood (1973), which inspired Tarantino’s Kill Bill.