Among book wings. Das Kind

Produced by: the author
Duration: 4’ 39’’
Made: 2009
Languages: German / Catalan
Formats: DVD
Systems: PAL
Colour: yes
Sound: yes
Licence: copyright

In “The Wings of Desire”, by Wim Wenders, an angel lives in a library and can read thoughts and emotions. The angel has no emotions, but it has wisdom.
Finally it decides to live among humans and gain the ability to feel its body in exchange for losing its immortality.

Bruno Ganz (the angel) recites the poem by Peter Handke:
"Song of childhood"
When the child was a child,
it walked with its arms swinging,
wanted the brook to be a river,
the river to be a torrent,
and this puddle to be the sea.

...When the child was a child,
It threw a stick like a lance against a tree,
And it quivers there still today.

Text by Marga Ximenez
Text by Lola Donaire