Thursday, December 19

Special Engagements ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)

Wings of Desire


WED, DEC 18 & THU, DEC 19


1987 • dir Wim Wenders w/Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk • 128 min • DCP

For a little winter-time cinematic comfort, we offer a double feature of these two gorgeous, poignant, and achingly romantic classics. In Jacques Demy’s operetta, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, a beautiful young woman (Deneuve) falls for a mechanic (Castelnuovo) and promises to wait for him when he is called off to war… but can their love endure? In Wim Wenders’ haunting WINGS OF DESIRE, an angel (Ganz) fated to silently observe the living becomes enamored with a lonely trapeze artist (Dommartin) and allows himself to fall to Earth simply to be able to approach her.

Staff Pick: Brandon

“One of the few truly great movies to come out of the ’80s.”
Hollywood Reporter

“A sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times.”
– Variety

Ticket Information:

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Wednesday 12/18
at 4:30, 9:00 PM
Thursday 12/19
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.