Film

Wings of Desire

Part of Modern Cinema

Sunday, February 11, 2018
3:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire, 1987 (still); photo: courtesy Janus Films

Claire Denis, Assistant Director

Wings of Desire posits two sad and sober trench coat-clad angels whose beat is Berlin. Played by Bruno Ganz, at his most intensely human, and Otto Sander, these seraphim receive the thoughts of the humans among whom they mingle. Among the mortals the angels encounter is an aging writer absorbed in memories of a devastated Germany; an actor (Peter Falk) on location shooting a film about the Nazi era; and a lovely, lonely trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin) for whom Ganz’s angel finally falls. Heaven can wait.”
— Judy Bloch, BAMPFA

Film Details

Country: Germany
Languages: German, English
Year: 1987
Running time: 127 min
Format: DCP
Director: Wim Wenders
Screenwriters: Wim Wenders, Peter Handke
Producers: Anatole Dauman, Wim Wenders
Cinematographer: Henri Alekan
Editor: Peter Przygodda
Source: Janus Films


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