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Try something a touch more thoughtful this Valentine’s Day, as we screen Wim Wender’s most metaphysical work, about a guardian angel who desires nothing more than to be human. Every day, Dammiel (Bruno Ganz) listens to the thoughts of mortals who play their lives out on the streets of West Berlin. He finds himself entranced by a trapeze artist whose eloquent expression of her doubts and fears makes him yearn for a life where he can feel happiness and love.

Like Michael Powell’s A Matter Of Life & Death, the afterlife in Wings Of Desire is a world in monochrome. Only the living can see in full colour and it is their lives, with moments of sorrow and joy, that Wim Wenders captures so eloquently in this singularly original film.

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