#343: Wings of Desire

yqi5x0stoqhvhbfzktsng8i7sbo#343 – Wings of Desire, (Der Himmel über Berlin), 1987, Wim Wenders

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds – with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk – that it might be possible for him to take human form.

#444: Kings of the Road

wksq0ptoxyzdwaexvjexlhgj2py#444 – Kings of the Road, (Im Lauf der Zeit), 1976, Wim Wenders

Itinerant projection-equipment repairman Bruno Winter and depressed hitchhiker Robert Lander – a doctor who has just been through a break-up with his wife and a half-hearted suicide attempt–travel along the Western side of the East-German border in a repair truck, visiting worn-out movie theaters, learning to communicate across their differences. The film features stunning black-and-white cinematography from Robbie Muller and a pensive score from Improved Sound Limited.

#782: Alice in the Cities

h9a6llulqb2tv5gnn8rxxw3tjeq#782 – Alice in the Cities, (Alice in den Städten), 1974, Wim Wenders

German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice’s grandmother.