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Werner Herzog – Radical Dreamer

Film still from WERNER HERZOG – RADICAL DREAMER: Werner Herzog sits on the bench in front of a mountain hut.

Tue 18.10.

  • Director

    Thomas von Steinaecker

  • Germany, USA / 2022
    102 min. / DCP / Original version with German subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Followed by a discussion with Thomas von Steinaecker and Werner Herzog Moderation: Birgit Kohler

Werner Herzog stands alone in world cinema. With his around 70 features and documentaries, this legendary director with a disdain for standard categories has created a singular, visually striking oeuvre—early works within the orbit of New German Cinema, later Hollywood productions and idiosyncratic documentaries, which gave him the status of a popstar in his chosen home, the US. Thomas von Steinaecker’s portrait WERNER HERZOG – RADICAL DREAMER is dedicated to the biographical and cinematic stations in his life, shows Herzog at the waterfall of his childhood in Bavaria and on a journey to “the end of the world”. Alongside recollections and insights about his working processes, there are also interviews with those who have accompanied him along the way (Wim Wenders, Volker Schlöndorff, Thomas Mauch, Lucki Stipetić, Martje and Lena Herzog, Patti Smith, Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Robert Pattinson, Chloé Zhao, Joshua Oppenheimer and others) and excerpts from his films. Herzog’s motto for young filmmakers: doing the undoable. (Birgit Kohler)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media