L’immaginario della crisi nello sguardo dell’angelo. Attraversando Il cielo sopra Berlino

Maria Felicia Schepis


Periodical crises may affect both the existential and collective sphere every time something new disrupt habitual certainties, announcing a change. If crisis indicates a fracture, the raising of a “wall” may represent its consequence, as an attempt to stem the rift and to stop the ongoing changes. This is what we are going to deepen in this work by walking the cinematographic imaginary of Wim Wenders, Der Himmel über Berlin (1987). By crossing some themes of Benjamin, the angel’s look will assume the amazement of a child to indicate the passage beyond the Wall: beyond the crisis.


crisis; wall; boredom; child; imaginary; amazement

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