Saturday, 25 May 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 161: Mon Jun 10

Aguirre, Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.20pm & NFT1, 8.45pm

This film, on an extended run at BFI Southbank and the highlight of the Werner Herzog season, is being screened from 7th June into July. More details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Werner Herzog's 1972 film plays like a structural inversion of his Every Man for Himself and God Against All, with a party of Spanish conquistadores gradually succumbing to Herzog's animistic vision of nature as they plow through the Brazilian jungles in search of El Dorado. As is too often the case in Herzog's films, the man-versus-nature theme is put a little too schematically, but Aguirre is rife with the disquieting, surrealistic images that are the purest expression of his considerable talent.
Dave Kehr

Here is the new BFI trailer.

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