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“Wings of Desire on the big screen in 4K shows us a city and shows us a world that is 30 years old, but it is so succinct, so there and so rich that it could also be a new film.” — Wim Wenders.

WINGS OF DESIRE is beautiful and poetic meditation on life and love, and indeed a love letter to love itself.  Its stunning mix of existential doubts and sensory delights won director Wim Venders the 1987 Best Director award at Cannes.

Damiel is an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin from where he can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes, and 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...

Shot in black and white and colour just before the fall of the Berlin wall, WINGS OF DESIRE is a fascinating tapestry of images and sounds that include Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in a live performance.

Wim Wenders is a prolific German filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright, author, and photographer and one of the key figures in the 1970s New German Cinema movement. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary European film having won the Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1984 for his film Paris, Texas and has been Oscar nominated three times for Best Documentary.

In 2012 he created the Wim Wenders Foundation which brings together his lifework, supports young talent and transmits film knowledge to young audiences. Up to now, the Foundation has digitally restored 20 of his films, 8 of which are showing throughout July - WINGS OF DESIRE, BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, KINGS OF THE ROAD, ALICE IN THE CITIES, THE SALT OF THE EARTH, PINA, THE AMERICAN FRIEND and PARIS, TEXAS.

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