“In some way I became an angel, and who except me has experienced that in his lifetime?”
“Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, 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. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry” (Janus Films). With Ganz’s recent passing, the Walker Cinema presents an area premiere of this 4K restoration in tribute to him. In German, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese with English subtitles. 1987, 4K DCP, 128 min.
New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC.