fraenkel film festival

Wings of Desire

Selected by Kota Ezawa

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, forever made the name of director Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

Part of the Fraenkel Film Festival

Runtime
2h 7m
Year
1987
Director
Wim Wenders
Format
DCP
Country
West Germany/France
Language
German with English Subtitles
First Showing
July 11, 2024

Showtimes

Thursday, July 11, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

Note films start right at the listed showtime.
Discounted for members with promo code (email membership@roxie.com for details)
All-films festival passes ($200) and 6-film passes ($72) available here.

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