Wim Wenders Retrospective: Wings of Desire

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Certificate12A
Year1987
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Romance
DirectorWim Wenders
WritersWim Wenders, Peter Handke, Richard Reitinger
LanguageGerman
CountryGermany
Running Time2HR 7MINS
SeasonKino Dreams - Wim Wenders Retrospective

One of cinema's most hauntingly beautiful city symphonies, Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire, newly restored in 4K, transcends concrete barriers to explore a Berlin of the imagination.

Two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander), glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin), the angel longs to experience life in the physical world and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk (playing himself) -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Like Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death, the afterlife in Wings of Desire is a world in monochrome. Only the living can see in full colour and it is their lives, with their moments of sorrow and joy, that Wenders captures so eloquently.

Kino Dreams is the first UK retrospective of Wenders’ films in 15 years and the first chance for UK audiences to experience the 4K restorations of Wings of DesireThe American Friend and Kings of The Road in cinemas. The tour aims to introduce a new generation of film fans to the work of one of world cinema's most curious and creative filmmakers.