A Documentary Film Series
Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is regarded as one of the most important film directors of our time. Having come to prominence as one of the leading figures of the New German Cinema in the 1970s, he has since built up an extraordinary body of work both in fiction and in documentary films. Always drawn to the edges of society, Herzog is renowned for pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema, especially those between the fictional and the factual, the fantastic and the real. Herzog is truly an artist of great vision and whether one is seeing these films for the first time or revisiting them like old friends, they deliver stories and images that live on in the imagination.

This series includes an eclectic selection of Herzog’s finest documentaries. From the dystopian Fata Morgana, 1970, to Grizzly Man, 2005 – the fascinating portrait of Timothy Treadwell, the acknowledged bear man of the Alaskan wilderness, who came to be known as the “bear whisperer”. Herzog takes us on expeditions to the far corners of the world to tell stories of extraordinary people and places, of adventure and failure, of lives lived and lost as well as creation and apocalypse in the natural world. Herzog’s omnipresent commentary, pervasive and enthralling, will lull you into his world of visual imagery and will provoke and pose questions about what is real and what is staged.

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