Wings of Desire


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Wings of Desire

  1. Monday, January 30, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Wings of Desire

Considered one of the great movies by Roger Ebert, Wim Wenders' meditative and elegiac film Wings of Desire follows two angels through modern and post-war Berlin, as they not only witness human lives but provide what comfort and help they can to the people the encounter. One, after many centuries of such duty, decides he wishes to experience the joys of the human life and discovers that spiritual experience is not enough. The film was the winner of Best Director at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

(35mm presentation, English and French languages with English subtitles)

The Mystery an the Mastery
This series is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, WEST - West European Studies, Germanic Studies, and IU Cinema.