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“Every person is a universe”: Wim Wenders on Wings of Desire

Angels listen in on the thoughts of mortals in Wim Wenders’ modern classic Wings of Desire. On its return to cinemas, we asked Wenders to cast his mind back to its unusual production in a divided Berlin.

By Lou Thomas

“Every person is a universe”: Wim Wenders on Wings of Desire
Reviews

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion

By Jonathan Romney

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion
Features

Wandering souls: the ending of L’eclisse

By Paul Tickell

Wandering souls: the ending of L’eclisse
News

Approaching Shadows and a game-changing, people-centred model for film production

By Clare Baines

Approaching Shadows and a game-changing, people-centred model for film production
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 July

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 1 to 3 July
Features

Time at the bar: how every scene in EastEnders’ Queen Vic pub became an epic film event

By Matthew Harle

Time at the bar: how every scene in EastEnders’ Queen Vic pub became an epic film event
News

All about StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling project drawing inspiration from the UK’s moving image archive

All about StoryTrails, a new immersive storytelling project drawing inspiration from the UK’s moving image archive
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