Wings of Desire
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Wings of Desire, dir. Wim Wenders, Germany, 1987, 127 min., German with English subtitles


Set in a divided Berlin of 1987, Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire is a visionary tale of angels in Berlin who orbit those in crisis, listening to their thoughts and offering guidance. Using the writings of Rilke as inspiration, Wenders co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Austrian novelist Peter Handke, giving the film a singularly poetic and meditative tone. In one of the most emblematic roles of his career, Bruno Ganz plays a melancholic angel who longs for mortality after falling in love with a trapeze artist.
 
03:35 pm
Sat, 23 Feb 2019
Cinema 1
08:50 pm
Tue, 26 Feb 2019
Cinema 1
08:35 pm
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
Cinema 2
08:45 pm
Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Cinema 1

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