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Wings of Desire Out Of The Rubble: Berlin On Film

Festival of the Future City

Watershed  |  £5 – £8.50

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One of cinema's most hauntingly beautiful city symphonies, Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire transcends concrete barriers to explore a Berlin of the imagination.

A dispassionate angel stands atop a statue on a winter morning, watching over Berlin, he desires nothing more that to be human. His name is Daniel (Bruno Ganz) and he renounces his pastoral care of the city’s sad and lonely (and the immortality that goes with it) to find love with trapeze artist Marion.

Like Powell and Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and 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 their moments of sorrow and joy, that Wenders captures so eloquently.

Introduction by Andrew Kelly, director of the Festival of the Future City.

Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk
12A / Germany / 127 mins / £8.50 (full) £5 (concession) + booking fee

This film screening is part of Out Of The Rubble: Berlin On Film, a series produced as part of the 2023 Festival of the Future City. The season looks at German cinema through the twentieth century. The season is presented with Watershed and South West Silents.


  • Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
  • There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
  • The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
  • The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
  • There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
  • There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.

Visit Watershed’s Access page for more information.

Photo credit: © WWS

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