Past screening

Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer

Directed by: Thomas von Steinaecker
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: 15

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Directed by: Thomas von Steinaecker
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: 15
Topics: Arts & Culture

Filmmaker, auteur, poet, actor, doomsayer, truth seeker - Werner Herzog has become a legend in his own right, and at 81 still continues to add to his considerable oeuvre.

Radical Dreamer profiles the man who had a 320-ton steamboat hauled over a hill in Peru, who hypnotises his actors, climbs down into volcanoes, talks to murderers on death row, cooks and eats his own shoe and who once – in an almost magical act – walked from Munich to Paris to prevent the death of a film critic he greatly admired. It is stories like these that have made this most remarkable director a cult figure the world over.

This comprehensive portrait by director Thomas von Steinaecke explores Herzog’s work, process and everyday life, bringing together rare archive materials and in-depth interviews with the man himself, as well as celebrated collaborators – including Joshua Oppenheimer, Patti Smith, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman and his wife, Lena Herzog.