Der Himmel über Berlin

Given the title of my blog, I would be remiss if I didn’t note that, 25 years ago today, Wim Wenders’ film, Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire) had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. There is garnered the award for Best Director for Wim Wenders.

As an interesting side-note, the script, which was rather minimalist, was co-authored with Peter Handke.

In the closing titles it says: “Dedicated to all the former angels, but especially to Yasujiro, François and Andrej.” This is a reference to fellow filmmakers Yasujir Ozu, François Truffaut, and Andrei Tarkovsky.


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