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(1987) dir Wim Wenders w/Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Peter Falk (128 min)
It’s been a few years since we’ve screened Wim Wenders’ masterpiece, WINGS OF DESIRE, and we’re excited to bring it back in celebration of its 25th anniversary. In some ways it’s hard to believe that the film is 25 years old; its timelessness makes it seem simultaneously much older and incredibly fresh. Join us in revisiting this gorgeous film that tells the story of an angel (Ganz) who deliberately falls from grace because he falls in love with a mortal woman (Dommartin).
“[WINGS OF DESIRE] evokes a mood of reverie, elegy and meditation… You’re seduced into the spell of this movie… It moves slowly, but you don’t grow impatient, because there is no plot to speak of, and so you don’t fret that it should move to its next predictable stage. It is about being, not doing… For me, the film is like music or a landscape: It clears a space in my mind, and in that space I can consider questions.” – Roger Ebert