Director: Wim Wenders
Cast includes: Bruno Ganz
A Special Pick by  Electric Palace supporter Sue Warren
128mins / 1987 / West Germany/France

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Every day, a guardian angel Dammiel (Bruno Ganz) listens to the thoughts of mortals who play their lives out on the streets of West Berlin. He desires nothing more than to be human, and 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.

The afterlife here is a world in monochrome. Only the living can see in full colour and it is their lives, with their moments of sorrow and joy, that Wim Wenders captures so eloquently in this singularly original film that was co-written with Peter Handke. Winner of the Best Director prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, Wings Of Desire is a rumination on human existence, and is a beautiful, literate and romantic piece of vital cinema.

A message from our cinema director, Rebecca Marshall:
As we have been unable to operate at our previous full capacity since reopening, and with safety measures unlikely to be able to relax anytime this year, we are facing mounting building rental costs, film licensing costs and other overheads that were previously viable when we were open at full capacity.

Unless all our current season of films sell out, the cinema will be unable to continue into 2021 and will likely close in December this year.

With this in mind I make this plea to all to help sustain this much-loved community asset:

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