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Wings of Desire (1987) 35th Anniversary 4K Restoration

Director: Wim Wenders Run Time: 128 min. Release Year: 1987 Language: German

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Curt Bois, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin

Country: West Germany, France
Language: German, English, French, Turkish


Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, the Film Center is thrilled to present a 4K Restoration of Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987).


About the film:

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, 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, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds — with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk — that it might be possible for him to take human form.

“A beautiful, literate and romantic piece of cinema.”

—Ian Nathan for Empire

About the filmmaker: 

Wim Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer. He is a major figure in New German Cinema. He has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014). He won a BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d’Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which he won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

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