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Film Discussion “Wings of Desire – Der Himmel über Berlin”

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin / The Sky/Heaven over Berlin) is a 1987 German romantic fantasy film about an angel who tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. It was partially inspired by the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. Directed by Wim Wenders. Written by Wim Wenders and Peter Handke.

Two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander), glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel 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.

Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. 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. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

Watch the movie before Thursday, March 18th, then join the Zoom meeting at 7:00PM and come prepared with your comments and questions. DGC Board Member Maddalena De Nicola will once again be our moderator, and other Board Members will participate in the discussion as well.

The trailer is available here

The movie is available here

Registration required, please submit registration form below. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. If you don’t see any confirmation email, please check your Spam folder. If the link doesn’t work, please try a different browser.

For further questions please email us: info@dallasgoethecenter.org.

We look forward to seeing you on March 18th @ 7:00 PM via Zoom!



March 18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm