Fata Morgana

Friday, August 12, 2016

Win a poster of LO AND BEHOLD signed by Herzog at the Fri Aug 12 7:30 show of FATA MORGANA!

poster from “Herzog’s completely non-narrative movie is cast in the mock-heroic form of an epic poem, each of its chapter headings (‘Creation’, ‘Paradise’, ‘The Golden Age’) being more ironic than the one before. Shot in and around the Sahara, its images evoke the idea of the desert as a terminal beach, littered with colonial debris, spanning extremes of poverty and misery, peopled with the dispossessed and the eccentric, haunted by mirages. It’s the nearest thing yet to a genuine political science-fiction movie. Brilliantly original, utterly haunting.” –Time Out (London)

Image ©Werner Herzog Film

Part of the series Ecstatic Truths: Documentaries by Herzog

  • Country West Germany
  • Year 1971
  • Running Time 79 minutes
  • Director Werner Herzog

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