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Two from Wim: Wings of Desire (1987) 4K Restoration

Opens on April 12

Director: Wim Wenders Run Time: 128 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1987

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

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

This weekend only, experience two films from Wim Wenders: Wings of Desire (1987) 4K Restoration and Paris, Texas (1984).

About the film:

Wings of Desire (1987) is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her.

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

—Ian Nathan for Empire

Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art. Wings of Desire (1987) received numerous honors, including Best Director for Wenders at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC.

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 the Best Director winner Wings of Desire (1987) and his recent feature Perfect Days (2023), which competed for the Palme d’Or and won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

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