Date(s) - 02/12/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Marchesa Theater
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WINGS OF DESIRE
West Germany and France, 1987, DCP, 128 min
In German, English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish and Japanese with English Subtitles
WINGS OF DESIRE marked Wim Wenders’ homecoming and was his first German film after eight years in America. The main characters are guardian angels—benevolent, invisible beings in trench coats—who listen to the thoughts of mortals and attempt to comfort them. One of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin). Peter Falk, playing himself, helps Damiel during his transformation by introducing him to life’s little pleasures. The film is narrated from the perspective of the angels, who see the world in black and white. Only when Damiel becomes human does the world of color reveal itself to him. He leaves behind his old friend Cassiel (Otto Sander), who continues to be accompanied by Homer (Curt Bois), the “storyteller of humanity.” With Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.