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Wings of Desire is a 1987 romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of its human inhabitants, comforting the distressed. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist, played by Solveig Dommartin. 

Inspired by art depicting angels visible around West Berlin, at the time encircled by the Berlin Wall, Wenders and author Peter Handke conceived of the story and continued to develop the screenplay throughout the French and German co-production. 

Wenders won awards for Best Director at both the Cannes Film Festival and European Film Awards. The film was a critical and financial success, and academics have interpreted it as a statement of the importance of cinema, libraries, the circus, or German unity, containing New Age, religious, secular or other themes.

Scared To Dance are independent club night, live music and film screening promoters founded by Paul Richards in 2009. Guests have included Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, the writer Jon Ronson and comedians Rose Matafeo, Elis James, Josie Long, Ivo Graham, Sophie Duker and Robin Ince.

  • Director :
  • Wim Wenders
  • Release Date :
  • 24 Jul 2024
  • Certificate :
  • 12A
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