Wings of Desire

Wim Wenders, 130 mins, West Germany, 35mm, German and English. Source: Goethe Institut. Courtesy: Goethe Institut.

Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire

An angel (Bruno Ganz) soulfully watching over the stranded citizens of West Berlin is tempted by the pleasures of the flesh when he falls in love with a trapeze artist (Solveig Dolmmartin).

Wim Wenders' profoundly moving and often magical modern fairytale is an extraordinary essay on the weight of history and memory. Shifting between black-and-white and colour, it evokes both Capra's It's a Wonderful Life and Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death.

Now itself a significant artefact of united Berlin, it is a fascinating time capsule featuring Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Crime and the City Solution and Peter Falk. Co-written by Peter Handke and shot by Henri Alekan.

Dates   Wed 29 Feb 2012, 9.15pm
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