Afs Presents: Wim Wenders' Wings Of Desire

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DIRECTED BY WIM WENDERS

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.

BUY A SERIES PASS, GOOD FOR ALL ELEVEN FILMS IN THE WIM WENDERS RETROSPECTIVE
You can buy tickets to all eleven films at a discount (one film free)! Series passes are only available until the Friday before the first show (January 1st).

https://www.austinfilm.org/retrospectives-and-themed-series/series-wim-wenders-portraits-along-the-road
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By: Austin Film Society

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