Wings of Desire

Movie Information

Classic Cinema From Around the World will present Wings of Desire at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. in the Phil Mechanic Studios building, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332.
Genre: Fantasy/Drama
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk
Rated: PG-13

I reviewed this Wim Wenders film a few years back for a Hendersonville Film Society screening, and while I will add a few thoughts here, I direct the reader to that review: I’ve seen Wings of Desire (1987) once in the meantime and my take on it is about the same, though more and more I find Wim Wenders to be a not wholly appreciated treasure. It isn’t so much a question of liking or not liking his films as it is simply recognizing that his is a unique voice in film—and such voices should be cherished and listened to. If you’ve never seen this 1987 film of his, do so, and ask yourself why there’s not more room in the world of film for this kind of individualism.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

2 thoughts on “Wings of Desire

  1. Steven

    [b]though more and more I find Wim Wenders to be a not wholly appreciated treasure[/b]

    I await your review of [i]Paris, Texas[/i].

  2. Ken Hanke

    I await your review of Paris, Texas.

    You’ll be awaiting till someone shows it where I need to review it.

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