January 19, 2007
Solveig Dommartin, 1961 - 2007.
For Solveig Dommartin
, an angel returned to Earth: In Wim Wenders
's poetic film, Himmel über Berlin
(Wings of Desire
, 1987), the Paris-born actress and former partner of the director played the circus artist Marion, whom the angel Damiel, played by Bruno Ganz
, fell in love with....
Her family has just now announced in Paris that Solveig Dommartin died on January 11 of a heart attack. She will be buried on Tuesday in the Vosges mountains.
It's the beauty of the heartfelt truth that enables you to move forward, and live and make of each day a new miracle and make a wonder of life itself. And for me, that's pretty much what Wings of Desire
Solveig Dommartin, in Richard Raskin
's 1995 interview for p.o.v.
, No. 8, an issue devoted to Wings
See also: A bio
at Wenders' official site.
A brief remembrance in Der Tagesspiegel
Posted by dwhudson at January 19, 2007 9:18 AM
Solveig Dommartin was born in 1961, not 1958 as written here.
Solveig's mother, Sylvette Dommartin, confirms that Solveig was
born on May 16,1961 and was 45 years old when she died on
Sólo quería comentar que, a pesar de haber interpretado tan pocas películas, la tengo por una de las mejores actrices que jamás haya visto.
Tenía un encanto especial, al menos para mis ojos, que la hacían mágica. No exagero.
Bueno, si alguno de sus familiares o conocidos lee este mensaje, les envio un fuerte abrazo y todo mi cariño. Y si Solveig estuviera en una especie de cielo para grandes actrices, un beso para ti.
L'emouvante trapeziste s'est envolee...
"Wings of Desire" casts a PROTECTIVE CHARM over the viewer and reaches within us like a HAND LAID UPON OUR SECRET HEART. So much of this ACT OF MAGIC has its origins in the contribution of Solveig Dommartin. To name but three moments: her delicate and anxious changes of expression as she first appears swinging towards the viewer on the trapeze - about to drop into a hanging position - symbolically enacting a FALL TO EARTH, the finely-delivered phrase in the caravan about EYES CLOSED BEHIND CLOSED EYES, and her evocation of modernity for an instant MADE BEAUTIFUL in the line "Die farben! Die Neonlichter im Abendhimmel".
She has brought about a sense of JOY - EVEN TO TEARS, of LASTING BENEFICIAL ACTION.
La magie s'est envoleé avec toi, tu seras toujours un ange, bon voyage.
On parle beaucoup de L'abbé Pierre, c'est bien.... et les anges qui nous quittent, pas un mot...l'ange, merveilleuse,elle reste avec nous....
Je l'ai rencontrée à un concert de Nick Cave...
Good bye...you will be missed and not forgotten..
Your talent and beauty will never be forgotten.
She is Of something else
so just of Her
that she could metamorphazise or enter into any realm of pleasing
the art of finding core that is #O--hidden talent
where simplicity gives way to any Complexity on this plane or beyond...
You now have your real wings.
We all will miss you. Thanks for taking us along on part of your journey. We will toast and drink to you at our next screening of Until The End of the World.