Silver Screen | Wings of Desire

  • 8th Nov
  • 14:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre
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Tuesday 8th November

DIR: WIM WENDERS | GERMANY, FRANCE | 1987 | 128 MINS | CERT: CLUB | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN

WINGS OF DESIRE marked 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). The film is narrated from the perspective of the angels, who see the world in black and white.

The film has achieved cult status all around the world; in 1998, it was remade under the title CITY OF ANGELS, which features Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan in the lead roles.
Presented in association with Access Cinema, our Silver Screen programme is free for over 55's!