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.