Wings of Desire
Opens on December 21
Director: Wim Wenders Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1987 Language: German
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin
An angel (Ganz) who spends his time invisibly observing humanity falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist (Dommartin) and, in one of cinema’s most significant romantic gestures, gives up his wings to descend to Earth and pursue her. Not a Christmas film per se but it’s been a staple of Brattle holiday program for thirty years.
“A soaring vision that appeals to the senses and the spirit.” – Desson Thompson, Washington Post
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