127 mins, 1987, West Germany-France, Digital, Subtitled

This film screened on Saturday 6th May 2017.

Set in a desolate, wall-divided Berlin, Wings of Desire struck a chord with audiences world-wide upon its release.  Bruno Ganz plays Damiel, one of many invisible angels who populate the city, bearing witness and listening in on the thoughts of people living there.

When Damiel falls in love with Solveig Dommartin’s trapeze artist, he resolves to forgo his immortality, a decision he makes after hearing Peter Falk describe the unequalled pleasure of drinking a coffee, smoking a cigarette or sketching a picture.  Shot mostly in monochrome and featuring an iconic performance from Nick Cave, this reflexive film about the act of watching should still feel pertinent to contemporary viewers.

Screening as part of the As Above So Below season with the IFI and IMMA – May 6th to 31st. More info here. 

IMMA Members can avail of the IFI Members’ admission price for this event. This rate is ONLY available in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office.

Present your IFI cinema ticket from any of the IFI & IMMA: As Above, So Below season screenings at the IMMA Box Office and receive a 2 for 1 entry to the ‘As Above, So Below’ exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

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